Zoey Baillie.
Zoey Baillie. Contributed

Zoey's mum thanks community for support after swing accident


Zoey's mum, Shanah Grandison, has thanked the community and emergency services for their support on social media.

"Words can't express our gratitude for the overwhelming support from the community, family, friends, RACQ CQ Rescue, police and paramedics that were first on site," she said.

"Zoey is doing really well I've tried to keep my Facebook page updated for friends and family kind regards Shanah & Josh."

A gofundme page has been set up by a family friend to raise funds for them.

"At this point in time the family are with Zoey at her bedside in Townsville, Zoey is a little fighter," the friend said.

"The places I want to help the family is the travel the medical and the fact they may be out of work for some time while helping Zoey on the road to recovery."

A target of $1000 has been set.

You can visit the page here if you would like to donate.



Mackay girl Zoey Baillie, 3, is in a stable condition after a tyre swing accident last week left her in a critical condition.

The Queensland Police Service issued a statement about the accident overnight on social media.  

"Police wish to advise that a little girl involved in a serious accident with a swing set at Koumala near Sarina last week has made a remarkable recovery in hospital, much to the joy of her family," the statement said.  

"QPS would like to wish her a speedy recovery and thank the local community for their ongoing support."

On August 25 Zoey was found hanging by her neck from a swing in Koumala.

Her mother, Shanah Grandison, found her at the family's property about 60km south of Mackay.  

She was transported by RACQ-CQ Rescue to Mackay Base Hospital before being transported to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.  

On Tuesday, Colin Grandison, Zoey's grandfather said "well Zoey is one tough little cookie!".  

"Travelled to Townsville to be there as they brought Zoey out of the induced coma! She is a Miracle Girl."  

Almost 400 comments were received on the police service's Facebook post.  

Kim Ginns: Huge acknowledgement to Shanah Grandison & the Paramedics/Rescue Crew for the exceptional job they did in providing crucial CPR to Zoey. Thank you QPS for sharing such a wonderful good news story! Thankful Thursday has truly given this wonderful family the most precious gift, their little girl! Wishing the Grandison Family all the very best during the coming weeks & months as they continue to heal together.  

Margi Towers: What fantastic news, there no doubt will still be a difficult road to travel for the next several months. Love for each other is the most precious thing to help you all heal.  

Leonie May Bradley: This is wonderful - so happy for this little girl and her family and loved ones. To those who provided her the care she needed - I am in awe of you all - fantastic xoxo  

Marie Dean: So happy for her and her family. Thank you to all who helped. It's great to hear a good news story.  

Sarah Parker THANK YOU! It's so wonderful to read some good news! ! So happy for the young girl and her family.

Rhea Shield: Thanks QPS. It was on the local news every night and i didn't expect it to turn out so well.   

Mary Yvonette Bimrose: Great news. Her family will be so happy. Thanks for the update.  

Maria Finlay-Frenken: FANTASTIC NEWS, love and prayers to all concerned for a quick and total recovery

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