Monday, September 22, 2008

Colin Charles Domanico 8/31/06 - 9/21/08

This is a post that I dreaded that I would never have to make... I have no quirky lines... On Sunday September 21, 2008, Colin passed away at home. His heart had all it could take and decided to rest. Melanie and I want to thank all of you for experiencing this journey with us on the blog. Your support through comments were truly uplifting and inspiring. We also want to thank his doctors for never giving up on him and giving him as much as a life as possible, especially Dr. Kvesilis. As a final note for the blog, I created a video of his life. The pictures will stream by fast, but as you can imagine it is hard to cram so many photo's of our little boy into a 4 minute song...... If you would like to contact us, you can leave a post on the blog as we will check it from time to time or you can email me at Colin is now at peace with god with no pain, walking, eating, smiling, laughing, and growing.....All the things he had such a difficult time with battling here with us. Melanie and I have now taken his pain and he is free. He is up in heaven with his Great Grandma Agnes playing board games....Talking and eating baked goods with his Great Grandma Marge....Playing with a cap gun that his Little Great Grandpa Domanico got for him.....and waking up to his Big Great Grandpa Bould singing "Good Morning Mr. Zip Zip Zip.............Mommy and I love you so much Colin......


Christopher said...

Melanie and Tim:

Our hearts go out to your family. Words can't express the symapthy we feel for you. Although he only had a short time here, we can see from the pictures you posted that Colin's life overflowed with love. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Chris and Eve Bould

Jamie said...

Dear Colin's Family, We were so sorry to hear about Colin's passing. We all fondly remember all of you and how much you loved and cared for Colin. You're in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. The 4C/4N night nurses.

Kathy said...

Melanie and Tim...
I couldn't sleep, I come downstairs to check on my babies...and my heart is broken for your guys. I can't imagine your hearts right now. Colin was such an angel here on earth...I can only imagine how high he is soaring right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you now. Please know how much we love you guys...and I'm hugging both right now.
Melanie...I'm hugging you!

Margo said...
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Margo said...

Melanie and Tim

My heart breaks for you, I am so sorry, it just isn't fair. I love you so much.


The Portas said...

I am in total shock this morning as I read this. My heart is aching so much for you guys. Colin put a big smile on my face every time I looked at one of his cute pictures. I cannot imagine the hurt you must feel, but please know that our prayers are with you. Sending you prayers of much love and peace right now. oxoxxoxo

Amber said...

If I could see through my tears....I would write so much more heart breaks for you and I am so very sorry for this unbelieveable loss.
Praying for strength.....

Kelly & John said...
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Kelly & John said...

Mel and Tim-
I doesn't seem like saying we are so sorry for your loss is enough, or actually expresses how much more we mean by it. But, we are heartbroken for you...
We love you, are here for you, and are praying for you.
We know Colin is in a wonderful place now, and we know you will always have a little angel by your side giving you back all of the love and care you gave him.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you...
All of our love, always-
Kelly and John

"Maybe... happiness waits for all
those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives."

Mina said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and will be praying for you.

Aunt Jamee said...

Roman Catholics believe that the Vatican is the closest place to heaven on Earth. By being there, we were close to our angel, Colin.

Colin-we miss you and will love you always, but we know you feel no more pain.

Thank you for giving us two years of joy, and for making the most special day of our lives PERFECT.

Mel and Tim and our family,
We may be miles away, but our hearts are with you every second.
We love you and will see you soon.

Uncle Alex and Aunt Jamee

Tina:0) said...

My heart is breaking for you, yet rejoicing that Colin is now whole! He is in no more pain, no more tubes or wires!
Know that you & your family are in our prayers! May God give you peace in knowing that Colin is perfect & with Him, and strength to endure this leg of the journey.
Sending much love & prayers...


Jon, Tina, Gabrielle & Nevaeh Walp

Ginameister said...

There are just no words for how I (we) feel about Colin or you guys. Evan saw the birthday video yesterday and cried his little head off. He refused to watch this video because he was afraid he would cry again. Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Love, love, love,

Cheryl said...

To the entire Corsello/Domanico Family:

On behalf of the entire staff at The Bank of New York Mellon we send our deepest sympathy to all of you! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time.

Valerie said...

Melanie and Tim:
I have followed up on Colin's blog since Kelly reached out to her friends to pray for you and Colin...I know that I never met you, but your family has has touched my life. Your unwavering faith, love and support of one another is inspiring and beautiful. My heart aches for the pain you have to endure now. I am so sorry. My prayers will continue to include you and yours...
Valerie Moseley

Justin Farrar said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Justin and Jennifer Farrar

Danielle DeRoberts said...

Colin.....Words can't express how much we miss you. It has been an honor having you as my godchild. You will be missed, but NEVER be forgotten. We love you! Tim the video is wonderful. I think you captured his life perfectly!!!!

Aunt Danny, Uncle Darin, Gianna and Brielle

Darin, Gianna and Brielle sent balloons up to heaven from our backyard.

Emily said...

Dear Melanie and Tim,

I am beyond touched by the outpouring of love you have for your son, and so impressed by the fortitude of your marriage. You are an example to those of us who are not yet married and do not have children. My deepest sympathies,

Emily Bould

Liz said...

Now my heart is broken and his is whole. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jim said...

Mel and Tim,

Please have strength in knowing that so many people are behind you, thinking of you and praying for you. I love you both very much. Your dignity and strength through this whole thing was remarkable.


Jimmy G.

Sandy said...

Dear Melanie & Tim,

I believe Colin came into this world to bring out the perfection in those around him, but specifically in both of you, who relentlessly did your absolute best. So when I think of the baseball players in this story, I think of you.

So if or when you're ready, please listen to this story:

All My Best,

Jengotts4 said...

Hello Tim and Melanie,
Tim I am not sure if you remember me but I went through youth group and confirmation at St. Barts with you (Jennifer Gottlieb) and have many memories from back in the day with everyone on our many retreats. My mom and Melanie's Aunt Patty and Uncle Patrick are very close friends and when my mom told me to check out the blog I had no idea the connection I'd see. The past few years I did not know that the handsome Colin belonged to you. My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. You will be in my prayers everyday. Keep your faith in God and lean on him and eachother. It is so obvious that you have been blessed with many memories of Colin that I know you will hold so close forever. Thank you for making the video and sharing your handsome, happy, amazing son with all of us. Your strength, faith and love as a parent and husband is truly admirable. I will pray for a healthy pregnancy for Melanie as the months go on. Keeping your family on my mind and in my heart everyday.
Love and Prayers,

Jamie said...

Dear Melanie and Tim,
You don't know me, but I have been following Colin's blog since last Feb. Something special about your little boy just caught my heart and I had to follow his journey. I am so sorry for your loss. Colin's special heart has touched so many other hearts, more than you will probably ever know. Your sweet family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jamie McKean
Gig Harbor, WA.

Mami Adame said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your gorgeous little boy. Wish there was more we could all say to lighten your broken hearts. Our prayers go out to you.

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

So sad to hear of your loss...
Thinking of you at this very hard time in your life...

Samantha said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Heart Hugs,

Rachel said...

I just watched this video again! I am just in complete tears. I loved this little guy as my own. I hate this.

If you need anything...please call me at 816-699-6639.

Your angel is now free and free from pain.

Prayers Always,


Carolina Collins said...
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Carolina Collins said...

Mel & Tim,

Our hearts, love and prayers go out to you.

You and Colin have been an inspiration to many with the strength of your love. We are not a family that hasn't experienced loss...but we are a family that loves deeply.

We love you guys and will keep you in our prayers.

Cathy & Terry and the boys

Hollie said...

I am so saddened by your loss. I pray that you will find comfort with your friends and family. So many people are praying for you right now. I have enjoyed watching Colin grow, and I can only send you my love and a hug across the distance.
Hollie and Elaina

Kathleen R. said...

Mel, Tim and the Corsello/Domanico Families: Please know that there are so many of us traveling this journey with you. May you sense our support, thoughts and prayers. The reality of Colin's early passing will always remain as one of God's mysteries.

...Such a special child on earth;
Now, such a special child in heaven...Enjoy dancing with the other angels, precious Colin!

All our love, Kathy & Pat Vassallo
and Family

Susan Zicarelli said...

Mel and Tim,

I am so very very sorry. I have been praying for your strength to get through this. I can't imagine how you are feeling but always remember that you have been wonderful parents to Colin - his life was filled with love.


The Godfather said...

The memories we will take out of these 2 short years will last a lifetime, that I promise you. Capturing these memories in a tremendous 4 minute video is only a glimpse into a sliver of his life that those far away never got to share. Our video is far longer than a 4 minute song and will run constantly in our memories whenever we want them to. My lasting memory will be finally getting that stoic little Godchild of mine to crack a smile just a few weeks ago at his second birthday. Not only one but many including the one I now know was the last for me just before I walked out the door. I will never forget you and don't you ever forget I will always be your Godfather. Love Uncle Brian

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I found your blog through another, and wanted to express my sympathy for the loss of your beautiful boy.

Mb said...

Mel & Tim,

You are in our thoughts and our prayers. We are all blessed to have had Colin come into our lives. We just know he is watching over you now and holding you both in his heart.

All of our love,
Michelle & Marybeth

Vanessa said...

Melanie and Tim,

My heart is breaking right now after reading your lastest entry. This is something no family should ever have to go through. Colin, aka Mr. Serious, will always be in my heart. I love you little man.

My prayers are with you both during this time.



Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Tim and Melanie...

I am so sorry... I've been out of the loop for a while...
and Kathy JUST TOLD ME!

I am looking for your number right now...

I am stunned!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am soo sorry..
and I was NOT expecting to hear something like this.

I am just sick ...
I am so sorry.

Sue said...

Tim and Mel,

Thank you for bringing Colin into our lives. I will never forget my precious nephew and the fun times I had with him. I will always think of his and your courage when I face difficulty. He is now an angel watching over us all.

I truly believe that our children choose us. Colin picked you and you gave him everything he needed.

I love you.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I also wanted to say that I have watched your beautiful video twice...
I can't stop crying...

those were wonderful pictures of a beautiful family.

Colin was a lucky little guy to have your family be his.

Kelly said...

I am so very, very sorry. The pain and emptiness is something you could never imagine until it happens. I am praying for your family during this very difficult time. Please know that there are many angel parents out there that are here if you need anything.

Klin said...

Linked you from Terri

So glad you could enjoy the dance. I hope that you can draw your comfort from the memories created during his short life.

God bless and comfort you and your families as you celebrate his life and mourn your emptiness.

Your short little video says a lot about the love you shared and the life he had. Perfect little soul.

Kayelyn Robinson

reliv4life said...

I am so sorry to hear about your life, but even sorrier I just found this and missed all the wonderful things along the way. My thoughts go out to you. May you have comfort and peace.

Grandma W said...

My heart is breaking for all of you.Those two years are marked permanently in your hearts and you will have someone very special waiting for you in heaven. Colin was a beautiful little boy who will remain in my heart forever. I pray that God will carry the greatest load of your sorrow. God Bless You All! Grandma Wright (Matthew King's grandmother)

Lisa said...

Mel and Tim,

We cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. Your little boy had so much love in his life; he was so lucky to have such wonderful and loving parents, grandparents and extended family. We grieve with you but also know that Colin in no longer in pain. We loved the video Tim made of his life, especially the photos of Colin and Tim in the football jerseys, his zip-up swimsuit from Ocean City and the photo of you both kissing his cheeks. His Connecticut cousins are very sad but are so happy to have spent time with him in Ocean City (with that big cookie in his hand) and at his second birthday party. We love you all and continue to pray for you.

Lisa, Patrick, Michael, Thomas and Riley

Kim said...

Mel and Tim,
Our hearts are with you and your families. Colin's video is beautiful - he was blessed to have such strong and loving parents. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
Kim and Andy

cardiology said...

We always hope & pray that all of our patients can be “fixed” or “cured”. Your family has reminded us to also wish for each of them a life full of the kind of love and obvious family support that Colin enjoyed his during his time with us. You put more life into Colin’s two years than many parents put into a lifetime. You will be in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that you can continue to take care of each other as you did during all of your struggles. - Maureen, Margaret & Sue @ Pediatric Cardiology

Jane said...

The news of Colin's passing has just reached me today. I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget his sweet, sweet face.

kelly said...

Melanie and Tim-
I cannot stop thinking about you. Colin touched so many people-there was just something about him that told a story. I love him and he will forever be in so many of our hearts. The two of you have been such an example of strength and unconditional love. Our prayers are with you. We love you,
Kelly, Jeff and Ava

frank may said...

Melanie and Tim,

It is with great saddness and deep sympathy that we must write this. With every picture , update and video we followed your angel. Never have we been so touched and so moved by the joy your angel brought to us. His smile is in our hearts and our prayers are with you . We are so happy that we had a chance to share your angels life with you. He was and always will be one of Gods beautiful angels.

Frank and Jen May

kelly mancari said...

Melanie & Tim-
I am so very sorry. You guys have been in my constant thoughts. Even though I only met your beautiful little boy once, I was with him every week in your blog. "The Dance" was the perfect song-for your lives are so much better for having him in them. I am picturing him in heaven doing all the things his little heart wouldn't let him do. Thank you for letting me get to know Colin in your wonderful blog. Let me know if there is anything I can do. My love & thoughts are with you.

Tofaeono Family said...

We are so sorry to hear about Colin, we have been following his blog since our friend Terri King in Las Vegas, NV (Matthew's mommy sent us the link to pray for Colin). God bless your family, we will continue to pray for strength during this time.

Tofaeono Family

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Found you by way of Terri. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray God grants you both some peace during this amazingly difficult time.

the africas said...

Melanie and Tim,

I am sorry for what happened that night. That next morning I got the news. I couldn't help but cry. I will say lots of prayers for Colin. Again I am sorry for what happened.
Marina Africa

Rachel said...

I hope you guys are ok. I think of you Every Single Day!

If you ever need anything even thought I dont live in the same town, please know that I am here. is my email or you can find me on my blog at

I MISS YOU COLIN!!!!! You are such a brave little guy and I bet you love being in Heaven. We will all miss you and all love you!


Sue Altman said...

Mel and Tim,

I watch the videos & I smile and cry. I keep visiting the website and I wish that there was something I could say to take away the pain that you & your family are experiencing.

Colin is a special little man & he will never be forgotten. There is now a very bright star shining down on us from heaven.

Please know that we are here for you - if even just to sit and listen.

We love you.

Jeff, Suzy & Maria

Papa said...

"Goodnight Sweet prince..."
Yes Colin, you are the prince of our family. Watch down on all of us from heaven, especially your wonderful Mom and Dad, and keep us all out of harm's way.

Till we meet again, my boy..

Love.. Papa

GoteeMan said...

Our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort. I know that no words can really help here... just know that we are sending prayer, love, peace and strength your way...

J/ (

Sarah said...

Domanico family,
I am so sad to hear of your loss of Colin. I was privelaged to take care of him and get to know your family in Boston over a weekend along with another nurse, Steve. Colin lived a short life but I'm sure he has touched so many of them. My deepest sympathies; you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
CHB 8 South CICU