THE South Burnett region constantly proves that no matter how many times we get knocked down, we continue to rise back up, each time stronger than the time before.
No matter the adversity, the tragedy or the heartache, we always get behind our neighbours and support them in their time of need.
Here are just some of the extremely sad stories that broke our hearts in 2018.
We wish all of those involved in these stories all the very best in 2019 and beyond.
FIRE TRAGEDY: Town rallies for survivors of deadly blaze
$2m in storm damages: Farmers pick up the pieces...again
Boy airlifted after tree falls in storm aftermath
Teenager's stolen bike got him through the hard times
Kingaroy boy's heartbreaking letter to Santa
Teenager gets new kidney but loses his dad
'When I touched her she cried': Mum's fury over ER saga
Mother's desperate plea after death of baby son
'I was nearly homeless': Mum speaks out on housing crisis