Parents want answers about daughter's coma - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Parents want answers about daughter's coma

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Raina Ferraro, 19, was a cheerleader, student and Girl Scout. Now she is comatose with brain damage.

Giulio and Iris Ferraro say their daughter was getting a routine endoscopy done when she went into cardiac arrest. They say they were never told how or why it happened.

"I feel like I'm in a dream," Iris Ferraro says.  "And I'm trying to wake up."

Raina Ferraro was brought to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center January 10. Her father said she had stomach pain and wanted to get it checked out. He said she was healthy, no prior health issues.

Her parents are demanding to know what happened. They've hired attorneys Sanford Rubenstein and Ira Newman.

We asked Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., for an on-camera interview or statement. A spokesperson declined to comment, saying it would be in violation of health privacy laws.

Raina is now being cared for at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.

For now her parents are getting through the ordeal with the help of pictures of what used to be and by remembering talking with her for the final time before her endoscopy.

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:29 GMT
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
  • Trench collapse traps workers

    Trench collapse traps workers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:56:22 GMT
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
  • Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:42:28 GMT
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices