NEW footage shows the final moments in the life of a freshman before he was permanently injured by alleged fraternity bullying.
Daniel Santulli is now blind, confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak due to brain damage he sustained in October 2021.
His family is looking for answers as to why this harassment happened and wants someone to be held accountable.
They have now filed a lawsuit against two sorority brothers, DailyMail reports.
During an event called “Pledge Dad Reveal” at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, 18-year-old Daniel was ordered to drink a large bottle of vodka and given beer through a funnel attached to a hose held in his mouth .
The event started at around 9:30 a.m.
For the next two hours, fraternity brothers would watch as Daniel got more and more intoxicated.
Just before 11pm he was seen falling backwards and passed out on a table.
At around 12:30 a.m., he was seen in Good Morning America surveillance footage slumped headfirst over a couch.
While he was passed out on the couch with his face on the floor, a person walked into the room and picked him up to put him properly on the couch.
His skin was pale and his lips were blue.
After some time, other frat brothers are seen checking on him and panic as they try to carry him to the car.
As they near the door, the person carrying Daniel drops him headfirst onto the floor before readjusting their grip to carry him further out.
Unfortunately it was too little too late.
By the time Daniel was finally treated, he had stopped breathing long enough to cause permanent brain damage.
He was in cardiac arrest, still not breathing, and his blood alcohol level was near fatal at 0.486 percent, more than six times the legal limit for driving.
Daniel’s mother, Mary Pat Santulli, wonders why no one called 911.
“A 6-year-old calls 911,” she said. “He still doesn’t speak or walk, he’s in a wheelchair. He lost his eyesight. But he hears us and he knows we’re there. We will just keep fighting – we will not give up hope.”
Mary Pat quit her job to look after Daniel full time at her family home.
The Santulli family previously sued 23 people, including the fraternity, and won their case with an undisclosed settlement.
Now they are suing two individual frat brothers, Sam Gandhi and Alec Wetzler, demanding that felony charges be brought against them.
Wetzler was charged with a misdemeanor for administering alcohol to a minor and he is no longer enrolled at the school, but Gandhi was not charged and remains a student.
The lawsuit claims Gandhi saw Danny’s dire condition but did nothing to help until it was too late.
According to the lawsuit, Gandhi and Wetzler wanted to make the night one “that would not forget the pledges” by delivering “cocaine, marijuana and alcohol.”
The lawsuit also alleges the boys were cautioned by the school at the time for a previous incident of bullying.
To make matters worse, Daniel had called his sister two days prior to this incident and told her that he was fed up with the harassment process.
“He suffered sleep deprivation, had to buy things for the fraternity brothers with his own money, and was repeatedly ordered to clean the brothers’ rooms and bring them food, alcohol and marijuana at all hours of the night,” the lawsuit says.
Despite his family urging him to retire, he said he will go through with the process because “he wasn’t a quitter.”
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