News

Lions give Wilkinson children a day they'll never forget

Tobi Wilkinson (centre) prepares to run on to the field with the Brisbane Lions.
Tobi Wilkinson (centre) prepares to run on to the field with the Brisbane Lions. DAVE HUNT AAP

THE two eldest Wilkinson children enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame on Saturday, acting as the Brisbane Lions team mascots as they ran onto the field.

The pair were granted the honour in the wake of a horrific head-on collision in Logan on April 4 that almost tore their family apart.

The youngest of the three children, Abi, 3, remains in a Brisbane hospital where she is a quadriplegic. She now breathes through a tracheotomy tube.

Tobi, 8, and James, 6, made their debut at the Gabba as the Brisbane Lions took on the Essendon Bombers.

They met the Brisbane Lions team on Saturday morning and were presented with their own jerseys.

While it was all a bit mesmerising for six-year-old James, who was carried on to the field by player Daniel Merrett, his older sister Tobi proudly ran on to the Gabba, moonboot and all, on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the Brisbane Lions going down to Essendon by a meagre eight points, the two oldest Wilkinson siblings spent a day with the players that they will never forget.

The kids have been confined to the hospital as they sit by their sister Abi's side.

Donations for the family continue to climb, with the tally standing at $18,820.

Topics:  abi wilkinson, brisbane lions, crash, fundraising




Gladstone man on front lawn with sign to score job: 'It's hard'

Robert Webb has been unemployed for a long time so is hoping this sigh in his front yard will help. Family Abbey, 11, Wendy, Skye, 13, and Brodie, 15, hope it does as well.

HIS kids found it embarrassing but he's determined.

Gladstone police release CCTV footage of violent Reef Hotel incident

PRIME SUSPECT: Police would like to speak to this man or anyone who knows him in relation to an alleged assault at Industrie Nightclub on July 2.

SECURITY guard left with multiple facial fractures.

'Need to get it right': Coles approval to bring 180 new jobs

NEW JOBS: Decision on Coles development to be made tomorrow by the council.

"WE want development and construction and jobs but not at any cost."

Latest deals and offers

Matilda The Musical's clean sweep at Helpmann Awards

A scene from Matilda The Musical.

TIM Minchin-scored production enjoys record awards haul.

Harry's MasterChef exit makes way for all-Noosa grand final

Harry Foster congratulates MasterChef finalists Elena Duggan and Matt Sinclair after a closely-fought semi-final.

YOUNG Rocky-born cook now working in his dream job in Tasmania.

Kim Kardashian West bemused by selfie 'drama'

Kim didn't expect her naked selfie to cause the stir it did

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

Alicia Vikander "hasn't been home" for nearly nine months.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles