Help for the Olla family

$193,910 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,932 people in 25 days
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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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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Latest update:

All of the kids came to the hospital to visit today. It isn’t easy to be all together without Val— and only have a shadow of Luc with us right now. We continue to hold onto hope and pray for Luc’s full healing and recovery. Since the last update there has been some good steps forward. Yesterday afternoon we moved out of the ICU and up to the neurosciences floor at Children’s. He sleeps quite a bit still. His list of meds continues to decrease and they are working on weaning him from the heavy pain meds. The main goal now is rehab. Despite his sleepiness, the therapists have already begun to work him hard. He has sat in his wheelchair two times now and has shown us little glimpses of himself in the last few days— like when he leaned forward and kissed Francesca on the lips. Or when he started mouthing the words to a Led Zeppelin song that we played for him. He said hi to Avalon this afternoon. Each little glimpse of our Luci gives us hope in this storm. Sometimes it is difficult to see his blank stares and we wonder if he will ever be the Luc we once knew— but we know and trust our Father in Heaven is in control and has the best plan for our Luc. And we are comforted in knowing how many people continue to pray for his full recovery. Once again, we cannot even begin to express our gratitude for all of your prayers, love , and support. The Ollas
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