Episode 2 starts when I arrived at the Royal Melbourne Hospital by air. I say ‘by air’ because if you’re going to do anything in life, do it in style. This was the first chance I had in life to take a helicopter flight, so I thought I’d take it!

In all seriousness, I had been flown because the road ambulance couldn’t extract me. I was in a coma for around 15 days before they began to reduce my medication that had me in that state. Basically, this whole chapter is highlighting how my family dealt with the trauma I was going through.

To keep everyone informed with my progress, dad put together an email list that kept growing worldwide. His emails were the most vital part of me reconstructing the events that took place, as well as the countless conversations I had with mum about the mentality of everyone throughout this period. You hear a lot from dad in the emails, but mum was always by my side at every heart-breaking moment, and she was doing most of the work OFF-line.


Here is a video of me in a coma in The Royal Melbourne Hospital ICU. This was taken by dad when they knew I was going to be alright.