Peggy Kuhn Pagliuca is organizing this fundraiser.
We were all together at our house on Saturday 3/26/16 to celebrate my birthday which was last week and also color Easter eggs together, when our daughter Lisa and our grandaughter Victoria got there our son, Daniel was already in the shower supposedly, we started coloring eggs and time went by, Lisa said Daniel's been in the shower way too long the shower is still running, we went to check on him and knocked with no answer, we banged and yelled still no answer, we tried opening the door, finally Daniel's father got a screwdriver and crowbar he finally got the door open we screamed call 911, Lisa turned around and grabbed a phone called 911 after giving info gave me the phone and she started CPR, he was blue and blood and whatever else was all coming out of his mouth she kept giving compressions then couldnt no more she was so tired she needed Daniel's father to take over, then the amazing RPD showed up with and administered the narcan and nothing gave again nothing, in all this happening Victoria took Snoopy our dog, outside before the police came and she stayed outside with him Lisa checked on her then came back in and by this time the emts were there and they were now working on Daniel in the kitchen, we then watched them take him out of the house and bring him to the ambulance, after being at South Shore hospital for the night they transferred him to Brigham and Woman's in Boston on Easter morning, we all thought well maybe that is good, but the final wording was his brain had swelling because of loss of oxygen, they administered medication to try to make it go down, all the tests show major stroke we gave the okay for a DNR on Easter, but we wanted the hospital to keep running whatever tests they needed to possibly get information to help someone in the future. We tried to see if he was a candidate for organ donation, but because of the lack of oxygen it affected all of his organs and was no longer a candidate for organ donation. When we went in on Monday, the results showed brain death, and only his heart was beating by machine. We had to end life support because he was already dead. He was 33 years old and was so excited to become a father, the demons were just too strong.
This was so sudden, heartbreaking, and tragic, that we were not prepared for this and do not have the funds to bury him. We have borrowed money from my sister but right now we don't have the means to repay their generosity.
We are reaching out to our family and friends for support in this trying time. Any donations would be so appreciated, and if you can't give please pray and share this for our family.
If we exceed our goal any monies above the goal will be donated to The Gavin Foundation in Boston, MA
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and keeping us close to your hearts at this time of need. Addiction is a terrible disease and maybe someone reading this, it will help them and their battle with addiction, or a family going through the same battle and sorrow as we are.