He laid there for an hour, unable to move, while his daughters watched television in the living room.By the time he was discovered, the damage had been done. Eventually, Joseph would make it back to work at his law firm, although he couldn’t keep up his old pace."I told him what had happened to me, and he said, ‘gee... I know what you’re going through, and I will help you out.’" Martino couldn’t talk him into anything straight away, so he began calling regularly, often just to chat.
He called the hospital, got my room number, talked to me in the hospital.
I remember this really well, because I was watching CSPAN and how the economy was going, and I’m sitting in this ICU room talking to him on the phone, and he’s talking to me like a good friend.