Merry Christmas Everyone from Run for Dom!

Posted: December 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

Good morning everyone – just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.  Last night my wife Dawn and I were able to stop by our good friend Dom’s Mother and Father’s house to see the D’Eramo family.  It was the first opportunity that we have had to see Dom since he was diagnosed with cancer and has gone through his treatments and surgery. 

Dom and Dawn Christmas Eve 2009

 The house was filled with three generations of D’Eramo’s, O’Brien’s, Richey’s, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews …. as everyone held hands for the blessing the circle of family and friends literally encircled the entire downstairs of the house Dom grew up in.

One of the things I have failed to mention since we have started the Run for Dom blog is the fact that one of my passions aside from Marathoning is eating.  Many runners will tell you they distance run because they love to eat.  Well Mrs. D’Eramo prepared the traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner (the seven fishes feast) last night (Baccala, Smelts, Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Whiting), stuffed mushrooms, linguini and one of my favorite all-time pasta dishes, homemade cavatelli ….

Man, was it good and I haven’t even gotten to the italian cookie plate afterwards …. wow.  I even was able to give Dom’s son Nico his bottle before we left to head over to Dawn’s family’s Christmas Eve celebration (more great food of course!) which I’m proud to say Nico took down in record time in keeping with the theme of the night.  (more pictures of Nico and Sierra coming when I get back to Austin.

Overall it was a great, great time and it was a very special time for Dawn and I to visit our good friend as he continues to fight the good fight in recovering from his surgery and this terrible disease.  You can read more about Dom and his battle as well as the RFD effort here:  http://wp.me/PHGel-H

We are all looking forward to having Dom with us for many Christmas Eve’s to come – as well as Mrs. D’Eramo’s cooking!  Thanks to everyone who has followed this effort and for our RFD donors to date – thank you very much for supporting my good friend and making a real difference in Dom, Val, Sierra and Nico’s lives.  They are very precious to all of us.

Merry Christmas everyone, I wish you and your families all a happy and healthy Holiday Season.  God Bless.

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