We are using this GoFundMe to help defray the costs of of the Grandmas changing their existing travel plans to get to Italy earlier than planned due to Liam's surgery and recovery.
Last Wed , Joseph left Italy for a month long exercise in another country. The next day his 3 year old son, Liam, fell while at a play ground and broke his arm. He has been a trooper and was doing just fine. In fact he awoke on Saturday saying that his arm did not hurt anymore, and that they could take off his cast now.
Monday (the 10th) he was outside and standing with a foot on a ball when he collapsed. His thigh/ leg was hard and he was in great pain for a couple hours. Hannah took him to the Italian Hospital as the clinic on base was closed.
When they were finally able to see the doctor. they were told Liam had broken his femur and would have to have surgery the next morning.
The doctors said his femur broke in half. He's in a cast from his ankle, over both thighs and hips, up to his chest. They were able to fix everything externally. He will be in the cast for 60 days. When he woke up from surgery it took four nurses to hold him down as he cried from all the pain he is in.
At the moment it does not look like the Army will let Joseph leave his training to fly back to his family. Their church family is helping with watching 1-year-old Sam while poor mommy is in the hospital with Liam, but they will need extra help at home and both Joseph and Hannah's moms are making every effort to get tickets to be there as soon as possible. You can imagine the cost of changing and buying tickets for overseas travel is a bit expensive and we are trying to help keep the costs down as much as possible.
Your prayers are the most important thing! God has already answered specific prayers in wonderful ways, but our precious family need many prayers for healing, peace and comfort and wisdom. Liam is crying on the phone as his mommy gives us an update while I type this and it has all of us crying for the pain he is going through :(
DonationsSee top donations
- Maria Archiello
- Susan Simonelli
- Maureen Cruz
- Megan Januska
- Nicholas & Carol Basile
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more