DenaOctober 28, 2014


The 52 Week Project – A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, for one year.

43/52 — I had made a silent promise to myself not to post iPhone photos as a part of this project. But at this point, something is better than nothing, right? In this snap, Roman is working on a special project to deliver to his Papa who has been in the hospital for the past two weeks.

My husband builds bridges. On Tuesday, October 14th, there was an incident on his job site and a 5,000-pound steel beam fell on, and crushed, his foot. He has lost a significant amount of muscle and skin; several broken bones; some nerve damage and loss of feeling; and so on. So far he has had four surgeries, including three skin grafts (taken from his thigh) to close the pressure wounds that were too large to heal on their own.

As you can imagine, it’s been a difficult and trying time for our family. The physical and emotional pain of the accident have been a lot to take in, but the financial implications are quickly piling up. My best friend generously created a site to accept donations on our behalf. If you are interested, you can check it out and/or donate here: GoFundMe for the DelloBuono Family. Thank you so much for keeping us in your thoughts & prayers.

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Comments (5)

  • Suzy

    October 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    That photo of Roman just makes me so so happy!

    And I’m terribly sorry to hear what happened to Matt. My heart just hurts just thinking about all that you and your family has been through this past year! But from the little (and a lot) that I know you, you guys are strong and will come out of this better than ever. Stay positive! Anything is possible! The body can heal in the most amazing ways.

    I’ve been quiet on your blog out of respect, but if you ever feel like reaching out and talking (dumping, venting, needing a laugh, mommy talk, whatever!), please feel free: ) *hugs*

  • Tina

    October 29, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Oh my god I’m so sorry this happened to your family 🙁 I really hope that his foot heels quickly and safely. Good luck with everything!

  • farzana

    October 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    My dad had pressure sores on top of diabetes & kidney failure…he was in life support for 2 weeks. All the doctors were counseling us about everything thing worst possible. But in the end love & prayers couldn’t take him away from us!!
    Always try to stay positive…I know it’s hard but this too shall pass.

  • dominique

    October 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Oh D, I am so sorry, my heart hurts for your little family, I am definitely sending prayers your way.

  • Gillian

    October 29, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Oh my god Dena, I am just in tears. I cannot believe this has happened to you. What a tragedy for your husband and your family. No words.. just tears. Please, please reach out if you need to talk.

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