Damien and I have built such a wonderful relationship together since I was only 16 years old... Fast forwarding through these last 10 years, all I can say is how amazed I am. Together we became a loving family, and have raised one of the sweetest 4 year old boys I've ever known. The respect we've shown each other, the fights we made count, the more than normal I love yous, we've always made the best of what we had, together. Our home is full of life, full of love, full of dog hair from our faithful yellow lab Louie... Full of everything I know Damien loves and wants to come back home to. On Tuesday, August 9th Damien was a passenger in a car accident. He was ejected from the vehicle which resulted in a cervical spinal cord injury. For 3 weeks he was in the ICU battling way too much at once. He survived an intensive 5 hour surgery, went under for multiple procedures, and suffered many sleepless nights. He dealt with an insane amount of severe pain, x-rays, respiratory assistance, surgeons, doctors, nurses, visitors, positivity, negativity, and through it all he's alive, something I can't put into words how grateful I am to say. My Damien is so kind, so smart, so strong and I hope that together we can continue to live a beautiful life. We are now at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, a few hours from our home. Damien is working so hard trying to breathe on his own, eliminate his feeding tube and make his body come back to life. I'm happy to say that although he doesn't have much movement at this time, he has had sensation in many parts of his body. It's hard to have to start planning on reconstructing our house to be wheelchair accessible, without losing my hope that Damien will one day walk again. We all have high goals for him, and know he is just the type of guy who is more than capable of impressing us all. We were told our stay here will be for approximately another 2 months, before moving on to a pretty intense recovery process. Our entire year has been full with making wedding plans for our big day which was suppose to be today September, 18th 2016. I can't get over how perfectly everything was falling into place, and that we won't be saying I do today like we hoped to. My heart hurts, my mind is confused, and I need some help from here. I need to be with Damien, I need to see our son, I need to update our home, I need to stay strong for our family. For the last couple of years I've been able to stay at home with Liam while Damien worked hard 6 or 7 days a week. As of right now, we are both currently unemployed. It's not clear what funds we'll get back from our wedding venue, being that we had to cancel with only a months notice. I have no idea what to expect in medical bills, both currently and in the future or how much the renovations on our home will cost. We used every source we could to give ourselves a wonderful wedding we thought we deserved. We took out a loan, maxed out our credit cards, filled our house with boxes of decorations and ideas that I drove myself crazy over. Throughout all the madness, my heart was so full, we were so excited. Now we have bigger things to deal with, things that make you realize how true it is when someone tells you to be grateful for every breath you take and every step you make. It's so important to appreciate all the beauty in your life. I thank every one of you who have reached out to Damien and our family, all the prayers, well wishes, good vibes, food, money, support, I can't say enough about how wonderful everyone in our life is. Damien always did what he could for other people, and most times he did it free of cost. The first day in the hospital I told Damien if this universe really works with karma, he'll be just fine. He is a very talented man in many ways, a good one to know, someone I will always stand by. Please help our family stay strong. Help me find some way to commute from the hospital to home, find a balance between high hopes and reality, take care of our financial troubles and give Damien an awesome house to come home to with whatever updates it may need. Please help me bring him home.