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Graziano's Struggles Are Lifelong

7/19/2008 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Gaziano and Nick HoganJohn Graziano finally will be able to receive reconstructive cranialplasty surgery to replace the hole in his head -- now that the swelling has lessened enough for doctors to operate.

It has now been close to a year since the damaging car accident with Nick Hogan -- and John remains in a permanent state of hospital care.

The life of John Graziano has been permanently altered, and the Marine Corps Times tells of the struggles that Graziano now faces day to day ... a struggle that has been overshadowed by the Hogan family and their continuous drama.

Nick Hogan only thinks he has it bad.

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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

Seatbelts are the shizazzle.

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Outlaw Star    

Should have been Nick instead of John suffering from this. I wonder IF the hogans would have been as dramatic if the shoe was on the other foot and Nick was lying there with the permenant state of hospital care instead of John

2286 days ago
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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

All I got from that Marine Corps Times article was that John wasn't Nick's true friend, that John was just using Nick. So, the question still remains, why was he in that car with him, in that situation?

2286 days ago
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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

To me, the article made it seem more like John was struggling when he came back from Iraq. Maybe he got hurt before it became an obvious problem. Perhaps survivor's guilt, PTS ... he obviously wasn't thinking clearly for some reason ... to get into a car with that stupid, reckless boy!!!!

2286 days ago
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JD    

These Hogans make me sick. They are a bunch of losers and only out for themselves.

2286 days ago
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nick hogan is a killer    

white trash rednecks like hogans should not be allowed in public. they are a family of alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, and losers.

2286 days ago
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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

It's pretty funny that the person Nick was racing was John's friend.

2286 days ago
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tennessee    

The Hogan's should really show remorse to that poor family. Regardless of whether or not one agrees with the war - we should support our troops (it isn't easy for a soldier to fight knowing without support). Ultimately, the troops defend our freedom. A boy, barely a man, put his life on the line to represent the US and he comes back to loose his life (albeit he is breathing) in a stupid drag race. They should make N. Hogan visit the morgue, wounded troops and volunteer in the hospital ward of those who will face life with assistance. I was into the whole Hogan MTV show but after their stunts over the past year (but for Brooke) they prove quite narcisistic.

2286 days ago
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MindyD    

Nick Hogan is the biggest crybaby that ever lived, and the rest of the Hogans are more white trash than an episode of Cops. This pooor kid will spend the rest of his life disabled, and all I hear from the Hogans is that THEY are the victims. Maybe if any one of them could spend a nanosecond in this young mans shoes, they would finally understand what REAL suffering is all about. They make me sick!

2286 days ago
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Nina    

I know that some of you are not going to like what I am about to say, but I have real misgivings about the coverage of this accident and those who were involved that day.

First, let me say that I am no fan of the Bollea (Hogan) family. The core values that we should teach our children seem to be missing here and I see no emphasis on education or contribution to society. The very publicized recent actions of the mother are testiment to her parenting skills.

That said, John Graziano was a 23 year old man who was out cruising and drinking with a 17 year old juvenile. The other driver involved in this incident was John's 22 year old friend as just stated in the Marine Corps Times article. Another man of legal age playing with a child. John Graziano in no way deserved the horrendous injuries that he sustained, but he made some very juvenile choices on the day of the accident. The very least of these were to drink with a minor and to not wear a seat belt.

Had Mr. Graziano been wearing a seat belt and had not sustained his injuries he could have very well been charged with contributing to the deliquency of a minor. I find it troubling that we raise up this man almost to the point of sainthood because he got hurt and we don't look at his contributions to why that happened. The coverage has made it sound like this poor innocent Iraq war veteran was forced into a seat against his will and had no responsibility. One of the reasons the laws are more stringent for adults is that we are supposed to be more mature and in control of ourselves.

Nick Bollea will carry the guilt and responsibiilty for his actions for the rest of his life.It would be nice to say he will learn from this experience and be a better person, but coming from that family it is hard to have any confidence in that occurring.
John Graziano will live out his days in a life almost worse than death because of his own actions and those of Nick Bollea. Let us no forget that.

2286 days ago
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gdog82    

Nick Hogan and all the Hogans should be killed.

2286 days ago
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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

Tennessee - John Graziano wasn't an honorable soldier. He, and his friend, were out streetracing with an intoxicated minor. Do we also have to support the Marine that killed his pregnant lover?

Yes, we should support our troops, but not the rotten ones. Being a Marine does NOT give you the freedom to be a degenreate.

2286 days ago
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that.is.all    

Whether or not John Graziano was struggling with his service time in Iraq, has nothing to do with what happened to him. His life is over as he knew it. More than anyone can ever understand. I truly do blame Nick, but more importantly I blame his parents for raising a kid, who can't even finish high school but feels soooooooo entitled to everything his parents money can buy.

Prayers to John and his family. I hope you receive a miracle.

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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

ninatrans - that was a very good post, but it's been wasted on hateful people who will never listen to reason.

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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

The only people who should be killed are people who think people should be killed.

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