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El Paso Woman Hopes Her Story Reaches Florida
KFOX ^ | Friday, October 24, 2OO3

Posted on 10/23/2003 11:52:32 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

El Paso Woman Hopes Her Story Reaches Florida

October 23, 2003 -- Audra Schroeder KFOX News at Nine Weekend Anchor/Reporter

In Florida, Terri Schiavo is caught in the middle of a bitter right-to-die debate.

She has been in a vegetative state since 1990 and her husband wants her taken off life support.

In El Paso, Velma Delgado slipped into a vegetative state in 1995.

Maria Tiscareno, Velmas sister says, "They took her to the emergency room and the minute they took her out of the car and put her in the wheelchair her head went back and her eyes rolled back and she never woke up."

Fluid blockage in Velma's brain put her in the coma and the outlook her doctor gave was grim.

Maria adds, "He said that she had a brain tumor, they couldn't operate and she wouldn't survive."

But the Delgado family refused to give up.

They brought Velma home and cared for her for three years then the unthinkable happened, Velma woke up.

Today Velma is a very determined woman who is on the fast track to recovery.

Her family says if Velma can recover from a vegetative state, so can Terri Schiavo.

Estella Delgado, Velmas mother says, "I saw her on the news and I said oh my God they can't take her life away they can't do that."

Velma's family says they were disgusted by the news that a feeding tube had been taken away from the Florida woman.

They disagree with efforts to let her life slip away.

Maria says, "Another thing that really angered me yesterday is that there was a doctor and he said not even a miracle can save her life. Well, you know what, here's the living miracle."

And the miracle, Velma Delgado, says Terri should be allowed to live. Keep her alive. Don't take her off the feeding tube."

Velma says after all, Terri may one day get a second chance like her.

The Delgado family says there are more miracles in store for Velma. They hope that one day she will be able to walk on her own. But the next miracle that they're praying for is that their story here in El Paso will some how reach Terri Schiavo's husband in Florida and convince him that there's still hope for his wife.

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Friday, October 24, 2OO3

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1 posted on 10/23/2003 11:52:32 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks for the heads-up, friend.
2 posted on 10/23/2003 11:53:21 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
BIG SUPER BUMP
3 posted on 10/23/2003 11:54:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Please visit www.geocities.com/geronl)
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To: JohnHuang2
And thank YOU for posting this.
4 posted on 10/24/2003 12:04:11 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Logan's Home! Logan's Home! Logan's Home! Logan's Home! Logan's Home!)
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To: All
BTW, click on the link...there's a picture of this lady on the there.
5 posted on 10/24/2003 12:06:05 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Logan's Home! Logan's Home! Logan's Home! Logan's Home! Logan's Home!)
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To: JohnHuang2
But the next miracle that they're praying for is that their story here in El Paso will some how reach Terri Schiavo's husband in Florida and convince him that there's still hope for his wife.

Apparently they, innocently, don't understand what bad news this would be to a man who is already living with and making babies with another woman while hoarding the settlement money that was to have paid for Terri's care.

The last thing this husband wants is for Terri to recover -- which is the essence of the problem.

6 posted on 10/24/2003 12:12:47 AM PDT by Exigence
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To: Exigence
We should never, never forget that there is a God in the heavens who can do anything. And may our Loving Father take care of Terri Schiavo and bless and protect her from all harm and heal her mind and body according to his will. The wolves have incompassed her 'round about, seeking to kill her.
7 posted on 10/24/2003 12:17:55 AM PDT by tessalu
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To: JohnHuang2
"a doctor said not even a miracle can save her"

Hmmmm sounds like a challenge to me, it will be interesting to see what "the Almighty's" response will be to this "doctor".-Keep Praying for Terri. ( I pray the prayers on the threads for Terri, but, as of yesterday, I am also specifically Praying- asking God, if it be His will, that Terri's ability to speak be fully restored at this moment.)

Anyway Bumpity-BUMP

8 posted on 10/24/2003 12:21:04 AM PDT by fly_so_free (Never underestimate the treachery of the democratic party. Save the USA-Vote a democrat out of offic)
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To: tessalu
We should never, never forget that there is a God in the heavens who can do anything. And may our Loving Father take care of Terri Schiavo and bless and protect her from all harm and heal her mind and body according to his will.

AMEN!!!!!!!

9 posted on 10/24/2003 12:24:31 AM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: JohnHuang2

10 posted on 10/24/2003 12:32:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: JohnHuang2
From an affidavit a nurse filed about Terri:


Carla Sauer Iyer was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the same convalescent center in the mid 1990s, and also cared for Terri. She described Mr. Schiavo as being "focused" on Terri's death.

"Michael [Schiavo] would say, 'When is she going to die? Has she died yet?' and 'When is that bitch going to die?'" Iyer charged. "Other statements which I recall him making include, 'Can't anything be done to accelerate her death, won't she ever die?' When she wouldn't die, Michael [Schiavo] would be furious."

Conversely, Iyer said that when she would have to call Schiavo to inform him of a downturn in Terri's condition, Schiavo would be elated.

"Michael would be visibly excited, thrilled even, hoping that she would die," Iyer recalled. "He would blurt out, 'I'm going to be rich,' and would talk about all the things he would buy when Terri died, which included a new car, a new boat and going to Europe, among other things."
11 posted on 10/24/2003 12:41:08 AM PDT by I still care
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; MarMema; kimmie7; floriduh voter; Desdemona; sarasota; Florida Mama; ...
ping
12 posted on 10/24/2003 12:44:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: I still care
From an affidavit a nurse filed about Terri:

Is that affidavit published online anywhere? I'd like to forward the link as the content seems very revealing.

13 posted on 10/24/2003 12:46:49 AM PDT by Exigence
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To: Exigence
From an affidavit a nurse filed about Terri:

Is that affidavit published online anywhere? I'd like to forward the link as the content seems very revealing.

Yes it is, see post # 20 here:Questions swirl around husband of brain-damaged Florida woman

14 posted on 10/24/2003 2:30:16 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: JohnHuang2; Brad's Gramma; Budge; floriduh voter; summer; Coleus; amom; ruoflaw; submarine; ...
Her family says if Velma can recover from a vegetative state, so can Terri Schiavo.

Here's another one.

For 16 years, life for Patti White Bull had been very much the same — not much of a life at all, her body locked in a coma-like state, fed by a tube. But on Christmas Day 1999, she was miraculously awake, writing a letter to her mother, dressing herself and walking with support. “Absolutely extraordinary,” is how one medical expert described the 42-year-old New Mexico woman’s sudden awakening after more than a decade and a half.

Woman Out of ‘Vegetative State’ After 16 Years

TERRI SCHIAVO PING! Please let me know if you want on or off the Terri list!

15 posted on 10/24/2003 2:30:28 AM PDT by NYer ("Close your ears to the whisperings of hell and bravely oppose its onslaughts." ---St Clare Assisi)
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To: JohnHuang2
Even if a thousand such stories as this reach the monster, he will still insist Terri be murdered by starvation. She needs a guard in the room to prevent him from slipping her insulin or any other drugs to kill her.
16 posted on 10/24/2003 3:35:14 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: JohnHuang2
they're praying for is that their story here in El Paso will some how reach Terri Schiavo's husband in Florida and convince him that there's still hope for his wife.


Well, this is a nice line from a nice person, but it is the definition of an "incurable optimist." Michael Schiavo has learned his Shakespeare, "Schiavo . . . does murder sleep?"
17 posted on 10/24/2003 8:15:56 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: fly_so_free
Keep Praying for Terri. ( I pray the prayers on the threads for Terri, but, as of yesterday, I am also specifically Praying- asking God, if it be His will, that Terri's ability to speak be fully restored at this moment.)

I agree. Wouldn't it be wonderful to watch ol' Felos and MS spit and sputter and go into a hissy fit.

18 posted on 10/24/2003 8:16:25 AM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: JohnHuang2
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuump!
20 posted on 10/24/2003 8:18:51 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: NYer
Thanks for the heads up!
21 posted on 10/24/2003 9:03:55 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JohnHuang2
Michael Schiavo's mind is made up. Velma, set up a Paypal account and we'll fund your trip to Florida to meet Jeb and the legislature!
22 posted on 10/24/2003 9:05:08 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: nickcarraway; atruelady
These are the people Greta should have on her show!
23 posted on 10/24/2003 11:01:55 AM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: JohnHuang2; tutstar; phenn
John:

I urge you to get this woman's story to Hannity, O'Reilly & greta....we need to get Velma Delgado an interview & get her story out there!

All we hear from the media is 'right to die'.....we need to help switch them to 'right to live"!!!
24 posted on 10/24/2003 11:59:29 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: I still care; cyn; CindyDawg; floriduh voter; NautiNurse; Deo volente; angelwings49; ...
Don't miss this story......PING
25 posted on 10/24/2003 1:42:25 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
ty i missed this when you first pinged me to it...you're right
26 posted on 10/26/2003 9:03:27 AM PST by tutstar
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