Update from Olla family on son in critical condition | Posted by Mary Hetebrueg


June 4, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI – The Olla family from Kewaskum has posted an update on their sons following an accident that occurred last month on I41 in Germantown. Please keep the Tony and Fay Olla family in your thoughts and prayers.


It’s Monday night and Tony and I are sitting in Luciano’s room at Children’s Hospital. It has been one of the first days since the car accident that we have had a quiet moment to reflect on all that has happened . We cannot even begin to express our gratitude for all the love, support, and prayers our family is receiving from the multitudes of people out there. Although this hardship seems too heavy to bear at times, we are strengthened and comforted by all the love surrounding us— reminding us that our Heavenly Father is holding us close. The words thank you simply aren’t enough.


We would also like to keep all of you updated on Luciano’s progress. Luciano received a severe injury to his head in the accident. For the first five days in ICU he had been heavily sedated and on paralytic meds to provide the best environment for the healing of his brain.

In the past two days there have been small steps to this healing. The doctors are weaning him very slowly from the sedatives and other meds to help wake him up. The process is very slow and calculated. We saw a beacon of hope Monday morning when he briefly opened his eyes when the doctor called his name. The nurses and doctors at Children’s have been absolutely phenomenal and we are indebted to them for their care of our sons. Please continue to pray for his healing and recovery.

Lastly, we said goodbye (for now) to our son Valentin yesterday evening. Although he was pronounced dead on May 31 due to severe trauma to his brain, his heart was kept pumping and oxygen kept his body working until the staff here at the Hospital could find matches for his organs.

Val was able to donate his strong heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas to people whose lives were on the line. We are so proud of Val, who, while alive was always giving of himself, and through his death, will continue to help others. The halls were lined with our close friends, family and hospital staff as Val was given a walk of honor on his way down to the OR. He is forever our hero.

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