Skip to comments.Terri's Story
Posted on 12/03/2006 3:03:26 AM PST by 8mmMauser
Theresa Marie Schindler was born to Robert and Mary Schindler on December 3, 1963. She was the first of three children the Schindlers would have.
Terri was a shy, but comical, child who had an affinity for music, animals and the arts. She kept a small circle of friends and was dear to schoolmates, neighboring families and her own extended family.
Following high school, Terri came into her own. She developed a knack for sketching and doodling. She enjoyed outings with her friends. She was an adoptive mother to the familys dog, Bucky.
Terri attended Catholic School while growing up and remained close to her faith throughout her life.
In 1983, Terri met Michael Schiavo at Bucks County Community College and the two began dating. He was the first romantic interest Terri had.
The couple was engaged within a few months and married a year later at Terris church in Southampton, Pa. She was 21.
In 1986, Terri and Michael relocated to Pinellas County, Florida and her parents followed three months later.
In 1990, at the age of 26, Terri suffered a mysterious cardio-respiratory arrest for which no cause has ever been determined. She was diagnosed with hypoxic encephalopathy neurological injury caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Terri was placed on a ventilator, but was soon able to breathe on her own and maintain vital function. She remained in a severely compromised neurological state and was provided a PEG tube to ensure the safe delivery of nourishment and hydration.
On March 31, 2005, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of marked dehydration following more than 13 days without nutrition or hydration under the order of Circuit Court Judge, George W. Greer of the Pinellas-Pascos Sixth Judicial Court. Terri was 41.
Is this a topic that never ends...?
I for one say "never again" to this kind of killing.
No, it never ends, is expanding as the euthanasia crowd push their craft and the far left invokes Terri continually. The far left calls for us to MoveOn, but still brings up her Legacy regularly, usually to justify advancement of the euthanasia agenda.
They celebrated with a birthday cake and a cookout, some traveling from as far as Iowa and Nebraska. A priest prayed for her and a musician who has written songs in her honor traveled from California to perform.
For those strangers gathered with her family, the event caps another remarkable year of legal wrangling that has kept Schiavo, severely brain damaged since 1990, alive and at the center of a fierce court battle.
Cheryl Ford, a former nurse turned Schiavo activist who organized the party, the fight for Terri Schiavo has a larger implications for the rights of the disabled.
It (the thread) just showed up in the "news" forum...Don't see it as news, that is why I was wondering what the reason for it being in that forum...
Today is Terri's birthday.
And therein is the key to this whole story. How did a healthy young woman, almost surely asleep, end up face down on a hallway floor, in cardiac arrest and near death, shortly after her husband came home late on a Saturday night? Why did her blood tests show lactic acidosis (caused by extreme exertion in the absence of oxygen)? Why did the only witness, Michael, lie to police about everything being fine between them when he and Terri had had a terrible row that very day?
These questions will be answered, perhaps sooner than later. Many people are keeping dirty little secrets. How long before one of them breaks?
Ultimately, her husband ordered her feeding tube removed, and she died. Some, including the Vatican, likened her death to murder.
"I don't think I have any right as a Catholic to say when my life should end," Kelly said. "I don't think I have a right to take my own life, a right to take anyone else's life, and I certainly don't want anyone taking my own life."
It is best that this topic never ends. Court sanctioned killing is a topic that looms ahead for everyone!
My, isn't that a coincidence? Today is also the birthday of:
Happy birthday, all.
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