Thursday, January 21, 2010

RIP BJ Meredith

We had another big blow on NYD. We got news that my best friend’s husband had been bashed at Katherine in the Northern Territory and I got on the first plane to be by her side. (Amee flew to be with Adrian and I after we lost Sophie.. it's that kind of friendship).

I sat with her and her family and friends for 24 hours, hearing the Dr’s reports from 30% success to 1% survival, then the decision to turn the machine off.. It was so surreal. Brett’s injuries were far too severe; his brain had swelled so much his body had shut down and his brain filled with clots. Some thug hit his from behind at the only nightclub in town on NYD and he died. His 3 beautiful children Samuel 5, Jordy 3 and Abbey 2 will never remember their dad and how much he loved them. That thug has left my best friend as a single mum with 3 children, not something she ever signed up or ever imagined. I am so sad for her.. for her 3 beautiful kids who are our God Children.
The laws in Australia are wrong...yesterday they granted him bail…He wants to be near his wife and 3 kids (and one on the way) so they are moving them to Darwin from Adelaide to be near him! I can’t even imagine why someone who (it's going to court so we can't say he is guilty yet) 'allegedly' bashes people should be allowed to go back to his family when Brett cannot EVER SEE HIS KIDS AGAIN. It is just so sad...
So again life as we know it has been changed in an instant.
We didn't see him a lot since they moved to the NT 2 years ago but we got up there a few times. This was us on Grand Final Day October last year, the last time we saw Brett... we had such a lot of fun on a cruise and then watching the game at ANZ Stadium. Shame the Dragons didn't make it for you buddy!

The four of us on our Wedding Day 11 March 2007.

You always joked that you would die young... 39 is way too young.

Give our baby girl lots of cuddles Brett. We will miss you mate xo


  1. OH my goodness, Kyles. That is just too sad. My deepest condolences to his family.
    I'm so sorry.

  2. Oh how terrible, how truly terrible. xxx

  3. I am so so sorry. This is a terrible tragedy.

    Praying for peace over his family.