Guardianship battle between parents o...

Guardianship battle between parents of comatose woman

There are 60 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Mar 19, 2008, titled Guardianship battle between parents of comatose woman. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

Tampa, Florida - Jack Fruggiero says his daughter is "a rough girl who is strong and strong-willed. I know she is fighting and trying to come back." And right now, Deanna Suzanne Fruggiero is in the fight of ...

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Ann

Apopka, FL

#1 Mar 19, 2008
Is this the same Jack Fruggierio who has been to see his daughter for a total of 20 minutes in the last week? It is a shame the news would broadcast a story without all of the facts. I believe it is a violation of his daughter's rights to take a video into her room. Shame on you, Jack, for taking advantage of this sad situation!
Cousin from Manatee

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Mar 19, 2008
This is also the same Jack Fruggiero that came to the mother wanting to take "Suzie" off of life support before the doctors gave that option THEN left the hospital to go to the bar. He was gone from the hospital for days and changed his mind. so how can he make a decision when he's never there to do so!! He is a SORRY excuse for a father and is using her accident to get simpathy. Mom has been there NIGHT AND DAY since this happened and he goes off to the bar.....WHO IS REALLY the resposible one who should get gaurdianship! I agree with Ann, News channel ten will be blocked on ALL of the TVs in my home because they don't get their facts straight before they air a story!! Mom is and will be the one taking care of her because he can't stay away from the bar and the drugs long enough to!!!
Ann

Saint Petersburg, FL

#3 Mar 19, 2008
I know this woman, she is a very STRONG woman. I know that she will pull thru this. Her father, family & friends are praying for her. I just wish that people would leave her alone, and let her show them that is is OKAY!! Wait and see, she WILL wake up, right now she is just resting, the time will come, she will walk, talk, and spend time with her loved ones again..Susie, we are praying for you, with love...you know who we are..WE LOVE YOU!!
Renee CLOSE friend

Saint Petersburg, FL

#4 Mar 19, 2008
First of all, Jack has NOT been to the BAR, and DOES NOT do drugs. He HAS been there for more than 20 minutes last week, and WAS there from day one. Ashame? It is ashame that people would get on here and TYPE the things that ARE NOT true!! I know for a fact that JACK did not leave and go to the BAR, or DO DRUGS!!He is not a SORRY excuse for a father, nor using her accident to get sympahty. He was there for her before, during and will be ther after all of this. Where and why was SUSIE in Bradenton? I know this answer and so do you...example-truck into tree..need more? Her father is the one that she wanted and wants to be with. And what about drugs, what about what is going on at the HOSPITAL? Who is taking drugs, and who hands them out to others, not perscribed too, so that they can so call deal with what is going on, or just for a quik high? If you do not have a script, go to the ER and get one, if you can not get to YOUR DR. I believe that EVERYONE should just leave SUSIE alone, and let her finish her rest, and when she's ready, she will let us ALL know how she feels.
Renee

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 Mar 19, 2008
how do you get off saying Jack went to the bar and left doing drugs? Was you holding his hand? I know for a fact, he was NOT and does NOT!!
Cousin from Manatee wrote:
This is also the same Jack Fruggiero that came to the mother wanting to take "Suzie" off of life support before the doctors gave that option THEN left the hospital to go to the bar. He was gone from the hospital for days and changed his mind. so how can he make a decision when he's never there to do so!! He is a SORRY excuse for a father and is using her accident to get simpathy. Mom has been there NIGHT AND DAY since this happened and he goes off to the bar.....WHO IS REALLY the resposible one who should get gaurdianship! I agree with Ann, News channel ten will be blocked on ALL of the TVs in my home because they don't get their facts straight before they air a story!! Mom is and will be the one taking care of her because he can't stay away from the bar and the drugs long enough to!!!
JEANETTE

AOL

#6 Mar 20, 2008
ITS ALWAYS BETTER TO GET ALL THE TRUTHS IN A SITUATION BEFORE YOU JUDGE SOMEONE, OR BEFORE ITS PUT IN THE NEWS.
Sherry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#7 Mar 20, 2008
There's ALWAYS 2 sides to every story and BOTH should be gotten before it is aired. WE ALL KNOW who is there and who isn't!!
Cousin from Manatee

Saint Petersburg, FL

#8 Mar 20, 2008
FACTS?? Apparently YOU don't hold his hand because I KNOW FOR A FACT that I have seen him do drugs with my own eyes! And I know that he has left the hospital for DAYS at a time, The DOCTORS AND NURSES can testify to that! I am not saying that he doesn't love his daughter but his priorities need to be straight. Also, I am not saying that anyone dealing with this is doing it in the right way because EVERYONE needs to GROW up, learn to get along and make some decisions TOGETHER! BUT ANYONE that makes a decision, changes their mind and SENDS HIS SON to tell his mom he changed his mind, is a peice of work!
I don't know if he was there for more than 20 mins last week but I do know that he is home more than at the hospital. WHO'S PRIORITIES ARE WHERE???

AND JUST TO SET THINGS STRAIGHT, I AM NOT MOM'S FAMILY, I'M DEAR OLD DAD'S!!
Renee CLOSE friend wrote:
First of all, Jack has NOT been to the BAR, and DOES NOT do drugs. He HAS been there for more than 20 minutes last week, and WAS there from day one. Ashame? It is ashame that people would get on here and TYPE the things that ARE NOT true!! I know for a fact that JACK did not leave and go to the BAR, or DO DRUGS!!He is not a SORRY excuse for a father, nor using her accident to get sympahty. He was there for her before, during and will be ther after all of this. Where and why was SUSIE in Bradenton? I know this answer and so do you...example-truck into tree..need more? Her father is the one that she wanted and wants to be with. And what about drugs, what about what is going on at the HOSPITAL? Who is taking drugs, and who hands them out to others, not perscribed too, so that they can so call deal with what is going on, or just for a quik high? If you do not have a script, go to the ER and get one, if you can not get to YOUR DR. I believe that EVERYONE should just leave SUSIE alone, and let her finish her rest, and when she's ready, she will let us ALL know how she feels.
Jack THE FATHER

Saint Petersburg, FL

#9 Mar 20, 2008
I agree about get the facts right, but I see that the father voiced his mind, the mother had a chance to do the same. She chose NOT to. As far as what goes on between both parents, I think that ALL should back away and let THEM discuss this. All loves Susie, but it comes down to just 2 PEOPLE, Jack and Cindy, to decide what is right, NOONE ELSE!! Let SUSIE come around, do her rehab and GO HOME!! I give the best to BOTH PARENTS!! AND EVEN MORE TO SUSIE!! Let everyone stop and think....is this what SUSIE would WANT? I know that anyone that knows her, knows the answer to that!! Bless your heart SUSIE, you can't even get well in peace!! As for channel 10, I do not see where they done wrong. They aired the father and how he feels, what is so wrong about that? Cindy had all more than a chance to voice hers. CONGRATS ON THE COVERAGE MIKE DEESON!!
Ann

Lulu, FL

#10 Mar 20, 2008
When Susie has to leave the hospital, where is she going to go? I know for a fact Jack won't take her home to provide 24/7 care. It will be her mother. Susie is not comatose, by the way. And why would Cindy have to say anything to anybody on the news about her daughter. Jack chose to go public with this for what reason???? Just answer that question. Cindy has been at Susie's side for a month today. she is prepared for the worst and praying for the best.
Jack THE FATHER

Saint Petersburg, FL

#11 Mar 20, 2008
From the first day when my ex-wife got to the hospital, we had problems such as, who should be able to visit my daughter. She DID NOT want any of my side of the family to be there. She even went as far as assaulting my niece outside of Susie's door. I went to risk management 2 different times, and nothing was done. All I want is MY DAUGHTER TO GET BETTER so she can tell everyone what she wants. They would be surprised!! I do not claim to be anything, BUT I AM NOT going to lower myself by my way of thinking to respond to any propaganda. I am NOT a drug addict, I am NOT a hippacrite!! And for those who are pretending to be someone else on the computer, and for the ones that wanted to let MY DAUGHTER go within the first 10 days...I say this...FORGIVE THEM LORD, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THEIR SOULS!!!!
JACK W. FRUGGIERO SR. SUSIE'S FATHER!!
Jack THE FATHER

Saint Petersburg, FL

#12 Mar 20, 2008
THANK YOU MIKE DEESON FOR THE COVERAGE!! WHAT ALL WAS SAID IS THE TRUTH, AND HAD I TO DO IT AGAIN, I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. I WANT SUSIE TO BE IN EVERYONE'S THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, JUST AS SHE IS IN MY FAMIY'S. THANK YOU AGAIN MIKE!!

Since: Mar 08

Mulberry, FL

#13 Mar 20, 2008
Wow, only a month after the accident and people are talking about pulling the plug? Regardless of who is/ isn't at the hospital/ bar, isn't 30 days a little premature to be making such a decision?

I hope if that happens to me, my family won't be in such a hurry to get rid of me.

You are in my prayers Susie, I hope you make a speedy recovery.
Jack THE FATHER

Saint Petersburg, FL

#14 Mar 20, 2008
To set the record straight, I come home to work, and pay bills, and to get things organized so Susie can come home. My home is where Susie wanted to be, this is where Susie moved on her own free will, before all this happened, when Susie could make her own decisions, just like Susie will again soon. The only help that I receive is from TRUE FRIENDS, AND TRUE FAMILY members, and myself. I do not go to the bars! If you would like to discuss something, or want to know any TRUTH about me before you plunder the unknown gossip and/or hearsay, feel free to contact me, and I will tell you the TRUTH!! I have nothing to hide. So step up to the plate, and be TRUTHFUL! SUSIE'S FATHER!
TAMPA BAY 10 READER

Wetumpka, AL

#15 Mar 20, 2008
Oh my gosh!! I have just read every comment here and I am deeply moved. More like terrible sad. I do not know any of these family's, but I will make sure that none of my family members have the opportunity to rip each other apart like this. This is horrible!! This Ms. Suzie I am sure would be heart broken if she knew this was going on. You all sound like a bunch of children in the principal's office!!! No two people are the same, every one has faults and opinions. And sometimes in life you have to listen and not judge, approve or disapprove. Now I do not agree with either party or do not have enough information to comment on the rights and wrongs. I would like to thank Mike Deeson for this story because hearing this has made me realize I need to make sure everyone in my family has the proper paper work done to make sure that noone in my family rips each other apart at my expense before something like this happens to any of us.
friend

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Mar 20, 2008
I thought she was brain dead.
How can she be breathing on her own if there is still a tube in her mouth.
bholley

Tampa, FL

#17 Mar 20, 2008
Here we go again! Sound familiar? Terry Schaivo, SO SAD! Why can't these two adults, especially being the parents,work together for this daughter! Not to judge, but seems this mother is being very vindictive. The father seems very concerned and it's sad that she would take this child to Tallahassee, when she can get help here, guess that's to hurt the father! Realizing there are two sides, but sounds like another Michael Schaivo, she doesn't want comment. He does look very concerned and see love for his daughter. The Mother and Father should try to get along. That would probably help their daughter more than anything-we don't know what she may can hear-feel or even think. Pray they put God in their hearts and not be vindictive. It doesn't pay!
FRIEND OF FAMILY

Ashland City, TN

#18 Mar 20, 2008
I AM SO THANKFUL THAT SUZIE IS BREATHING ON HER OWN.GOD DOES ANSWER PRAYERS.EVERYONE SHOULD STOP THIS BICKERING BACK AND FORTH.DO WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT FOR SUZIE,AND WHAT YOU THINK SUZIE WOULD WANT.SUZIE LOVED HER MAMA AND DADDY BOTH.SHE HAD HER UPS AND DOWNS WITH BOTH.THEY BOTH LOVE HER. THEY BOTH NEED TO SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND DICUSS THIS AMONG THEMSELFS.
Beth

Wesley Chapel, FL

#19 Mar 20, 2008
I have known Jackie all my life, he is a good man and does love his children. You guys need to put yourselves in his shoes. You think you know, but no one truly knows what he is going through until you go through it yourself. This is a family time and I think everyone one needs to just mind their own business, and let him work through this without the interfernce of others. SHAME ON YOU. Taking advantage of this situation to bad mouth someone. This is not the time, he needs all the support he can get right now. What do you think Suzie would say if she knew all this was being said? Come on guys, lets give him the privacy and support he needs at a time like this. What if it was you?..We are praying for you, Suzie...Get Well Soon!!!!!!!!!
Downtown Lutz

Saint Petersburg, FL

#20 Mar 20, 2008
Beth wrote:
I have known Jackie all my life, he is a good man and does love his children. You guys need to put yourselves in his shoes. You think you know, but no one truly knows what he is going through until you go through it yourself. This is a family time and I think everyone one needs to just mind their own business, and let him work through this without the interfernce of others. SHAME ON YOU. Taking advantage of this situation to bad mouth someone. This is not the time, he needs all the support he can get right now. What do you think Suzie would say if she knew all this was being said? Come on guys, lets give him the privacy and support he needs at a time like this. What if it was you?..
Jack Fruggiero is the one who chose to make it public...if he wanted privacy he should have kept private not given the story to the media.

Peace

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