Each day Life Flight's Westpac Rescue Helicopter is out and about saving lives. With Westpac's Chopper Appeal Month under way, Kāpiti News editor David Haxton sat down for a coffee with one fortunate person who needed the emergency service.

One moment Kaz Deverill was enjoying a quad bike ride in a remote part of Kāpiti, the next she was lying face down in gravel with the machine crushing her leg.

The accident happened in February 2013 when Kaz was taking part in a guided quad bike ride in the Maungakotukutukus, a mountainous area in the hills behind Paraparaumu.

She was