February 11 1999,
I was 12 years old and that day my Dad passed away.
For my family and me was a tragedy because my Dad died after weeks in the hospital and so much pain.
His death was the consequence of an accident ( He was on the on a wood staircase and it collapsed.)
He had a lot of traumas, ribs broken and liver in bad situation...
My Dad stayed 3 weeks in the hospital in therapy of urgency
but after these weeks the doctors decided that him could return at home. ( i think that if he stayed in the hospital maybe now he could to be here with me)
After 1 week he died.
He was so strong and but after 4 weeks with so much pain, his heart surrendered.
My dad was an honest person, good father and husband, a wonderful person.
In these years i have talked rarely of him with other people...
i have held my pain inside me because i didn't want to show to my mother (a Big Woman) and my Brother and two sisters my anger and sadness.
I can only say thanks to family because in these years has been the best family... and
I have to say thanks to my Dad because has created with my Mother this wonderful family.
I miss my Dad.
Damiano Russo 1942-1999
My Dad and me