On February 24, 2018 at about 6:30PM Cole Domino was skateboarding home on 19th Street in Costa Mesa. He was struck by a vehicle at Monrovia Street just minutes from his front door. Emergency responders reported to the scene and Cole was rushed by ambulance to CHOC Hospital in Orange with his brother Hayden by his side the whole time, bless his heart.
Cole had emergency brain surgery immediately due to a major hematoma and brain bleed. In a 2 hour-long surgery they were able to remove the blood clot and stop the bleeding. He has a bruise on his front brain lobe and a skull fracture at the back of his head. To relieve the pressure from significant swelling a portion of his skull was removed and frozen and will be replaced at a later time. Thank the lord for medical advancements!
As of the morning of February 25, Cole is in PICU with his dad and mom (Ken and Shannon) by his side. He is heavily sedated and intubated. He will be kept in this state for several days and will be hospitalized for several weeks at the least. It is too early to tell his exact prognosis and he is not out of the woods yet.
The medical expensive for Cole's emergency brain surgery, hospitalization, future surgeries and recovery are expected to reach the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Domino family has medical insurance that will cover a portion of these expenses but not all of them. Ken and Shannon will undoubtedly be missing
work days, have expenses related to traveling to and from hospital and meals away from home.
Cole is just 16 years old and is a sophomore at NHHS. He has always been a kind-hearted and sweet boy. When he was young Cole would often pray for his friends and family... to win their baseball game, to do good on a test, or simply to have their wishes come true.
Its our turn to pray for Cole! Please, family, friends, neighbors, fellow moms and dads, pray for Cole, Shannon, Ken, Hayden and Sophia!
Cole we can not wait for you to get back to everything you love!