Help for the Olla family

$196,375 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,946 people in 1 month
Created May 30, 2019

I am Tony & Fay’s Aunt and like many of you, I was looking for a way to help this beautiful family. I have started this link to help them with automobile replacement, living, medical/dental and unexpected expenses they are incurring as a result of this serious accident. Their main focus is to make sure the boys are recovered and strong which will impact Tony’s ability to work. All funds will go to Tony & Fay and they are the only people who will be able to access these funds. We started with a goal of $25,000 but we know their expenses will far exceed this amount. We are raising the goal to $75,000. Please help if you can and share with as many friends as you can. Thank you!

On Wednesday, May 29th, five Olla brothers were involved in a severe car accident on Hwy 41/45.  Many people are looking for a way to help this beautiful family. This Go Fund Me page will give you an opportunity to  bless the Olla family as expenses due to this accident begin to grow.   Please give generously!!
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New update:

It has been two weeks since Luc came home from Children’s Hospital. So much has happened, it’s hard to document each moment. This past weekend our family traveled to Rockford for the ENPL playoffs... both Valentin’s and Giovanni’s teams had qualified. Walking up to the field and seeing everyone wearing Olla #6 shirts was both heart wrenching, and honoring at the same time. Watching Val’s team play without him was difficult— but it was even harder to watch Vanni play his game without Val sitting with us on the sidelines cheering his brother on. It was about a week ago we finally decided to tell Luc that Val did not survive the accident, and had gone to his Eternal Home.
He was asking where Val was all the time and Tony and I felt that he was cognitively ready. In his innocence he immediately wanted all of us to pray that Jesus would raise Val from the dead. As our family all sat and cried on our bed together, we explained to him that Val passed away 3weeks ago and that he was home in Heaven. It’s a challenging thing to handle, mourning one son while trying to help another son heal and remember. We also went to the Bon Iver concert over the weekend with some friends and family and Luc was so excited to sing along to his favorite songs— while Tony and I cried watching Justin Vernon perform some of the songs that we loved listening to with Val. It’s hard to believe only 2 weeks ago Luc still thought he was in a hotel, was still taking several meds, and didn’t realize that he was in a car accident. His memory is slowly coming back and he gets less and less agitated. Luc has a regular therapy schedule and is doing so well! His soccer coaches also continue to challenge him with new skills to practice and he is already juggling the ball with skill. We continue to hope and pray for Luc’s full recovery. We still have a lot of healing in front of us— but everyday we look at him —we thank Jesus for the miracle He has given us. Once again, thank you SO MUCH for all of your love and support— and we do continue to ask for your prayers for healing and peace...
Much Love,
The Ollas
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Thank God, Luc is home!

New up date:
“Real world” time doesn’t seem to exist inside the hospital walls— days seem like months, weeks seem like years— but I do know that it has been 20 days since the car accident— around 14 days since the ICU—about 6 days since the feeding tube came out— something like 5 days since he took a few steps— a couple of days since he played the game sorry— and 10 hours since Luc arrived home. With the help of an incredible team at the hospital— making phone calls and lining up all the details, Luciano is being allowed to finish his healing and recovery at home— where his brothers and sisters are— where his heart is. From the moment Luc started waking up he has not stopped scheming to get home. It has been the one thing on his mind. He will continue therapies and the weaning from meds at home. As soon as the car pulled into our driveway he was all hugs and kisses with everyone. It was a bittersweet homecoming for Tony and I— being able to bring Luc home is a miracle— but feeling the absence of Val’s presence is so painful at the same time. Luc’s brain is still confused and disoriented— he doesn’t really know about the loss of his brother yet. He does wonder where he is but still doesn’t fully understand that he was in the hospital and why. There is one thing he does know for sure— that he is home! The nurses, therapists, and doctors are truly amazed at his progress and we are continually surprised by the improvements we see everyday! After Being home for only a few hours—we can already see less agitation and more peace shining from Luc. He couldn’t wait to watch Vanni’s soccer try outs tonight, say hello to his coaches, and sleep with all his brothers in his bedroom. We are so very thankful for all of your continual prayers and support.
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Thank you, God....Luc is home!

“Real world” time doesn’t seem to exist inside the hospital walls— days seem like months, weeks seem like years— but I do know that it has been 20 days since the car accident— around 14 days since the ICU—about 6 days since the feeding tube came out— something like 5 days since he took a few steps— a couple of days since he played the game sorry— and 10 hours since Luc arrived home. With the help of an incredible team at the hospital— making phone calls and lining up all the details, Luciano is being allowed to finish his healing and recovery at home— where his brothers and sisters are— where his heart is. From the moment Luc started waking up he has not stopped scheming to get home. It has been the one thing on his mind. He will continue therapies and the weaning from meds at home. As soon as the car pulled into our driveway he was all hugs and kisses with everyone. It was a bittersweet homecoming for Tony and I— being able to bring Luc home is a miracle— but feeling the absence of Val’s presence is so painful at the same time. Luc’s brain is still confused and disoriented— he doesn’t really know about the loss of his brother yet. He does wonder where he is but still doesn’t fully understand that he was in the hospital and why. There is one thing he does know for sure— that he is home! The nurses, therapists, and doctors are truly amazed at his progress and we are continually surprised by the improvements we see everyday! After Being home for only a few hours—we can already see less agitation and more peace shining from Luc. He couldn’t wait to watch Vanni’s soccer try outs tonight, say hello to his coaches, and sleep with all his brothers in his bedroom. We are so very thankful for all of your continual prayers and support.
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New update from the Olla’s.....

Everyday with Luc is an adventure full of unexpected turns and terrain. Tony and I never quite know what to expect. On Monday he was still very sleepy... and when he would wake up—there wasn’t too much of Luc yet. He has a large wound on his left side and on his ankle— the stitches were taken out and the wounds are healing nicely. As he continues to be weaned from his meds, he is awake longer and there are little bits of speaking. He knows tony and I and his siblings. He has several sessions of therapy a day— occupational, physical, and speech. Wednesday was a big day— he ate pancakes for breakfast and as long as he continues to eat well and drink enough fluids he will not need to have the NG tube in any longer. Thursday we also saw a huge change as he was awake and rearing to go. He now wants to stand, walk, eat— do everything on his own. The challenge now is that he is very confused and frustrated. He doesn’t understand why he is in the hospital— or why people come to visit and then have to leave. He is very aggressive and has no filter on what comes out of his mouth. This phase of recovery is very challenging and Tony and I are doing our best to trust that our Luc is going to emerge from this still. Thank you for always thinking of us an sending your love and prayers.
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