Earlier this month I told you about a tragic story. Bradley Fallon passed away at the young age of 36 after his 3rd failed kidney transplant. He was a good man and a great father. He leaves behind a wife and six children. Child #6 Ignatius was born with downs syndrome. Child #7 is due March 5th. If any of you feel compelled to help financially the information is below. At the very least I would ask you to keep Victoria and the children in your prayers, they have some tough times ahead.
Subject: Re: I just found out about Bradley Fallon's death, how devastating!
Thanks for asking. It’s been tough. He got his 3rd kidney transplant on Christmas day so there was much hope this one would succeed. The doctors wanted to prevent rejection to the point that appearantly the anti-rejection drugs triggered septic shock—it was a gamble they all realized and accepted. St. Peter’s was packed yesterday for the funeral. She’s had lots of support, but the task ahead is a hard one. She’s due in about 5 weeks.
We know that he didn’t have life insurance, and as the oldest in a family of 13, his parents don’t have much to lend Victoria. We’ve never gotten a clear read on her side of the family and I’ve yet to hear what the Social Security survivor benefits will be. Emily Stimpson who works in our office is one of Victoria’s closest friends so we’ll get a read on that soon. The number 1 goal seems to be to get donations to pay for a day helper in the house—someone to watch the younger kids and babies, clean, make a meal, while Victoria does the schooling.
Thanks for asking—at the homily, Miravalle said it best: Brad’s mission in life was to suffer, and he accepted that cross with a ton of grace and beauty.
Here’s what’s going out today to employees:
As many of you know, Brad Fallon, an alumnus and former Theology instructor,
passed away this past Friday following complications from a recent kidney
transplant. He leaves behind his wife, Victoria (Weltig '91), daughter
Veronica, and sons Joseph, Louis, John, Anthony, and Ignatius. Victoria is
expecting their seventh child next month.
For those of you who have asked how you can help the family financially,
contributions by check, money order, or cash may be mailed or delivered to:
Ginna Dombrowski, 603 Belleview Blvd., Steubenville, Ohio, 43952,
(phone:740-282-6368; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Checks should be made
out to "Friends of Widows and Orphans," a non-profit fund, with designation
for the Fallon Family.
For those of you wishing to offer other forms of support (i.e. meals,
babysitting, house cleaning, presents for the children, etc.) please contact
Emily Stimpson (w: 283-6450, ext. 4420, c: 202-427-4243, h: 283-2246, e-mail
For those who want to send a card or offer a Mass intention, the Fallon's
358 Hale Road
Toronto OH 43964
On behalf of Victoria and the children, thank you for your prayers and for