JEBEDIAH Leaving Home 1998

In 1998 I was 14yrs old, LOVED local band Jebediah and going to their gigs at UWA was my favourite thing to do! August 30th 1998 (a week before my 15th birthday) my family was in a massive car accident with a semi trailer, that crossed the wrong side of Toodyay road ploughing head on into our tarago van at 110km. The car was on fire, my mum was trapped (with both arms and legs broken and a slipped disk in her back), my dad was also trapped (with a broken leg, broken hand and burns up one of his legs), my older sister (bruised internal organs) & younger sister and brother all got out – I couldn’t (I didnt know at the time but I had broke my spine in 2 places & those 2 vertebrae had come apart and were side by side… They didnt think id walk again but the spinal cord somehow stayed in tact by some miracle and 3 months later I walked).
Anyway, we were all in different hospitals over those next 3 months with our different injuries. I was at Shenton Park spinal unit… for my 15th birthday- that I spent there in hospital- my aunty rang uwa & told them about our accident, my birthday coming up & how much I loved Jebediah… Uwa got intouch with Jebediah and for my birthday Kev Mitchell came and visited me at Shenton Park & gave me these records as birthday present! Im now 36, so Ive had these records for 21years & I still think about how lucky I was and how awesome that was of Kevin Mitchell! 🙂
Leaving Home was my favourite because being 14, I couldnt wait to be an adult and leave home!! Hahaha. Will keep these forever. My own kids even love them now and think Kevin Mitchell is awesome all these years later & tell all their mates the story of “how the guy from Jebediah visited their mum in hospital and gave her some old records when she was a kid and had a broken back from a car accident” 🙂