Almost $8,000 has been raised for Queensland Emergency workers who helped revive a baby for long enough that his parents could say their final goodbyes, 9news reported.
Paramedics resuscitated nine-month-old Lucas Wockner after he was found unresponsive in his cot last Thursday at a Toowoomba daycare centre.
Lucas was then airlifted to Lady Client Hospital in Brisbane but died the following day.
The cause of death is unknown.
Thankful parents started a GoFundMe fundraiser for the emergency service and hospital staff for their efforts in saving her “beautiful, brave boy.” Almost $8,000 has been raised in two days.
In a Facebook post, mother Kathy Wockner wrote, “We still do not understand why he didn’t wake from his sleep on Thursday morning but we are so thankful for the team who resuscitated him so that we could have our time to say goodbye.”
Wockner said that the time spent with baby Lucas could never be repaid and was thankful for getting “the opportunity to share more love, showering him with kisses, embracing him with cuddles and sharing our appreciation for the all the time he shared with us.”
Messages of sympathy and support were echoed on their crowdfunding page.
Lyn Evans wrote, “The Paramedics are such caring souls. Thank you for allowing all of us to repay them. So sorry for the loss of Lucas.”
The money raised will go to Queensland Ambulance Service, Toowoomba Base Hospital, Life Flight, Lady Cilento ICU, and Ronald McDonald House.
“Any contribution you can make to assist us in giving back to the amazing organisations who made it possible for us to spend some precious time with our special baby boy would be greatly appreciated,“ Mrs Wockner added.