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Terri Schiavo's Family Carries Her Legacy Forward Helping Disabled Patients
Life News ^ | 8/7/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 08/07/2008 4:16:29 PM PDT by wagglebee

St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- After her husband won the legal right to subject her to a painful euthanasia death via starvation and dehydration, the mainstream media coverage of Terri Schiavo ended abruptly. Proving they were more interested in protecting people than the lure of the cameras, Terri's family hasn't stopped fighting for the disabled.

Following Terri's death, the Schindler family converted the foundation they established to provide her with medical care to helping other disabled patients.

The foundation now serves as a legal, medical and information clearinghouse for patients and their families.

LifeNews.com recently profiled the case of Janet Rivera, a California woman whose family fought a decision by a public guardian to deprive her of food and water.

Behind the scenes, the foundation played a critical role, as Terri's brother Bobby Schindler tells LifeNews.com.

"When we heard about her circumstances, the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation immediately sprang into action," Schindler said.

"We helped the family find the right legal counsel and after days of hard work and persistence, the Court finally intervened and stopped this terrible travesty," he added.

Schindler said Terri's family was especially interested in helping Rivera and her family because of the situation.

"What makes these circumstances so important is that, unlike my sister Terri, where we were fighting a husband who didn't care, Janet Rivera’s husband wanted her to live. So did her entire family," Schindler said.

Terri's family also played a crucial role in helping 25-year-old Brenden Flynn, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a horrible car accident.

Doctors told Flynn's family Brenden had no chance of any meaningful recovery but Brenden’s mother, a nurse with 22 years of experience, refused to give up hope.

"Not long ago, I interviewed both Brenden and his mother," Schindler exclaimed. "That's right, he's fully recovered."

"People like Brenden, Janet, and my sister Terri are why the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation exists," Schindler tells LifeNews.com.

"When families face the tragedy of traumatic brain injury, like Terri had, we are there to help them protect the life of their loved one," he said.

"Every day calls come into Terri’s Foundation from desperate families frantically trying to save the lives of their disabled love ones. And every day we immediately connect the concerned family members with needed legal assistance and medical support," Schindler concludes.

Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation -  http://www.terrisfight.org



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brendenflynn; euthanasia; janetrivera; moralabsolutes; prolife; terrischiavo
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"People like Brenden, Janet, and my sister Terri are why the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation exists," Schindler tells LifeNews.com.

I thank God every day for the Schindler family and the work they do.

1 posted on 08/07/2008 4:16:30 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 08/07/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 08/07/2008 4:17:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 08/07/2008 4:19:33 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Oh God people, let it go!!!

This lady made a decision to marry this man. And encapsulated in that decision was her fate.

If anything, you dummies should be using this situation as an example to teach girls to judge men appropriately and hear from the Lord before getting involved in a relationship...

...one that could, like Schiavo’s lead to murder.

It amazes me how so many so called conservatives and Christians missed the mark on this whole story.

Then again, no....it doesnt.


5 posted on 08/07/2008 4:27:33 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun
This lady made a decision to marry this man. And encapsulated in that decision was her fate.

As did Denise Brown Simpson and Lacy Peterson -- does a woman deserve to be murdered because of who she marries?

It amazes me how so many so called conservatives and Christians missed the mark on this whole story.

If you had bothered to read the story, you would know that this story IS NOT about Terri Schiavo, it is about the Schindler family helping disabled people and their families (the families of Brenden Flynn and Janet Rivera want them to LIVE).

6 posted on 08/07/2008 4:36:09 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; LibreOuMort
Following Terri's death, the Schindler family converted the foundation they established to provide her with medical care to helping other disabled patients.
The foundation now serves as a legal, medical and information clearinghouse for patients and their families.

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. May God reward this family profusely.

7 posted on 08/07/2008 5:15:40 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: sionnsar
May God reward this family profusely.

They have certainly been a blessing to many other families.

8 posted on 08/07/2008 5:16:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: VaBthang4
Did you read the following?
Terri's family also played a crucial role in helping 25-year-old Brenden Flynn, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a horrible car accident.

Doctors told Flynn's family Brenden had no chance of any meaningful recovery but Brenden’s mother, a nurse with 22 years of experience, refused to give up hope.

"Not long ago, I interviewed both Brenden and his mother," Schindler exclaimed. "That's right, he's fully recovered."
A lot of libs would as soon had him put down, his carbon footprint reduced to zero.
10 posted on 08/07/2008 5:19:24 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: VaBthang4
Nobody said she deserved it stupid. That is your adolescent deduction.

Do you understand the difference between a statement and a QUESTION? Here is the QUESTION I asked you:

As did Denise Brown Simpson and Lacy Peterson -- does a woman deserve to be murdered because of who she marries?

11 posted on 08/07/2008 5:21:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: VaBthang4
Now go away nitwit.

I STARTED the thread, maybe YOU should go away.

12 posted on 08/07/2008 5:22:31 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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VaBthang4's recent history
13 posted on 08/07/2008 5:34:16 PM PDT by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | Impeach Obama!)
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To: VaBthang4
Oh God people, let it go!!!

What is wrong with trying to prevent more murders? What possible motive could you have for wanting protections removed from potential victims? Are your recent posts on this and other threads typical of your posting history, or has something recently snapped?

Þ

14 posted on 08/07/2008 8:27:50 PM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


15 posted on 08/08/2008 3:44:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: BykrBayb

It is oft times scary and simultaniously laughable how you nutjobs draw conclusions out of whole cloth.

You go from point A to point T in magical loops allowing you to skip the steps the rest of us take for granted.

As a group you’re rebellious, anomiastic, milquetoast, invertabrates disguised as God’s little helpers. And you cant fade away fast enough.


16 posted on 08/08/2008 5:39:49 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: Clint Williams

Thank you

:o)


17 posted on 08/08/2008 5:41:52 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: wagglebee

I wish they’d drop the “Schiavo” from her name. That vile, subhuman piece of crap doesn’t deserve any publicity.


18 posted on 08/08/2008 5:54:25 AM PDT by Xenalyte (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~)
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To: Xenalyte

I agree.


19 posted on 08/08/2008 5:58:26 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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It is oft times scary and simultaniously laughable how you nutjobs draw conclusions out of whole cloth.

Are you dense? This thread IS NOT about Terri!

This thread is about the Schindler family trying to help the disabled. Do you oppose that?

As a group you’re rebellious, anomiastic, milquetoast, invertabrates disguised as God’s little helpers. And you cant fade away fast enough.

This is a PRO-LIFE CONSERVATIVE forum, why is that so difficult for you to understand?

20 posted on 08/08/2008 6:02:26 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Thank you

I don't think it was a compliment.

21 posted on 08/08/2008 6:17:11 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
What are you, the thread moderator now? You respond to posts given to others (God's little helper)?

I dealt with you several posts ago. You complained about it. So go away. Why should I continue to deal with a neurotic, scatterbrained, control freak/crybaby?

22 posted on 08/08/2008 6:21:14 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4
Everyone on FR responds to posts given to others.

I dealt with you several posts ago. You complained about it. So go away. Why should I continue to deal with a neurotic, scatterbrained, control freak/crybaby?

You are seriously unhinged.

23 posted on 08/08/2008 6:27:25 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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I don’t see how it could possibly be construed as a compliment. It’s what tipped me off to the fact that VaBthang4 is unhinged on more topics than this one. I didn’t have time to review more than a few posts, so I asked VaBthang4 if this a recent development, but I didn’t get an answer. Come to think of it, I don’t believe the troll has answered any questions. It just drops turds in the punch bowl, then stays around wallowing in it, complaining that the flavor is still too sweet.


24 posted on 08/08/2008 6:39:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee

Haha, okay.


25 posted on 08/08/2008 6:42:45 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: BykrBayb
" don’t see how it could possibly be construed as a compliment."

~grin~

Not construed, 'chosen'.

Some of us arent as apt to 'choose' offense as others.

Anyway, dont y'all need to be off somewhere saving the World?

26 posted on 08/08/2008 6:46:13 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: wagglebee
"Everyone on FR responds to posts given to others."

A'hem, some more than other apparently.

27 posted on 08/08/2008 6:46:58 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4

Destroying the world is the job of DU, not FR. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass.


28 posted on 08/08/2008 6:49:32 AM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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"Don’t let the door hit you in the ass."

Got you didnt it? ~grin~

29 posted on 08/08/2008 6:52:48 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4; BykrBayb; 8mmMauser; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun; Coleus; narses; ...

It is a long-standing policy of you and your ilk to try to disrupt every thread you can find related to Terri. The DUmmies must be proud of you.


30 posted on 08/08/2008 6:55:03 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: VaBthang4

You haven’t “got” anyone. You’re just a sad little cretin, taking pride in being a turd in the punch bowl. You want attention, but you’re too lazy to get it in any way you can be proud of. So you stand in the middle of the room, yelling “Look at me. I’m a turd.” Why you think that “get” anyone is a mystery. It just shows you for the fool you are.


31 posted on 08/08/2008 7:05:14 AM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee
Oh gosh lady let it go already.

Neither I nor anyone else in the World has some grand conspiracy to disrupt threads (that apparently aren't supposed to be about this chic).

My problem is with a group of dimwitted contrarians led around by their emotional mood swings. Especially when they allow the incompetent decisions, influenced by those emotions (and the media) to affect conservative unity.

You twits did more for Liberals using this Red Herring issue then they ever could've on their own.

You're our version of useful idiots. And you got played like a Stradivarius.

Idiots.

Please for all involved....just take the blue pill already. Sentry Over America serves'em up like tic tacs over @ geocities.

32 posted on 08/08/2008 7:12:18 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: BykrBayb

Cool.


33 posted on 08/08/2008 7:13:50 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4
to affect conservative unity...

And there we have the root of your problem. We rooted out the fakes like you, and after all this time, you still can't stand it. You're obsessed with clearing your name. Your problem is, the harder you try to conceal your true self, the more of yourself you expose.

34 posted on 08/08/2008 7:21:20 AM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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Oh gosh lady let it go already.

I'm a man.

My problem is with a group of dimwitted contrarians led around by their emotional mood swings. Especially when they allow the incompetent decisions, influenced by those emotions (and the media) to affect conservative unity.

For the umpteenth time, this thread has NOTHING TO DO WITH TERRI SCHIAVO.

You twits did more for Liberals using this Red Herring issue then they ever could've on their own.

This is about a court case that is CURRENTLY going on in California.

You're our version of useful idiots. And you got played like a Stradivarius.

YOU are the one who is obsessed with an event that happened three and a half years ago. WE are talking about CURRENT NEWS.

35 posted on 08/08/2008 7:23:29 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb

Yeah, that’s what it is. You DUummies outed me. /smirk


36 posted on 08/08/2008 7:24:35 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4

Actually, you DUmmies are not the ones who helped save the life of Janet Rivera. Whenever we help save someone’s life, you DUmmies squirm like a salted slug. We saw this same reaction when Mae Maguirk was spared from your final solution to what you perceive as the health care problem.


37 posted on 08/08/2008 7:30:12 AM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Tunnel vision: “a drastically narrowed field of vision, as in looking through a tube”


39 posted on 08/08/2008 7:33:46 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: wagglebee

The Schindlers took what they learned in a horrific experience and are now using it to do extraordinary work. May God bless them and all their heroic efforts.


40 posted on 08/08/2008 11:32:54 AM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: TAdams8591

Yet sadly some who claim to be conservatives think that everyone should just forget it ever happened.


41 posted on 08/08/2008 12:41:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Good points.


42 posted on 08/08/2008 3:29:47 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: wagglebee
Yes, I know. They couldn't be more wrong. It should NEVER be forgotten. Through the Schindler foundation and their honorable, courageous work it won't be. I'm sure the foundation will also be holding and annual event to commemorate Terri, every year, on the anniversary of her death.
43 posted on 08/08/2008 5:03:57 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: TAdams8591
Some people are quickly forgotten, but not Terri.


44 posted on 08/09/2008 7:56:07 AM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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Truly I cannot remember Terri without tears, or without the nauseating feeling in the pit of my stomach I had every day that she was being starved and dehydrated to death. It was and still is, a ghoulish nightmare.

Obama is right, America is not what it once was, but probably not for the reasons he believes this is true. Liberalism is destroying the country. We cannot survive economically and militarily, without a spiritual and moral awakening.

Terri's case (and those like hers) was/is a strong indicator of our exactly how far we've fallen.

45 posted on 08/09/2008 10:02:39 AM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: wagglebee; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; Sun; penowa; Lesforlife; Dante3
Although the ratio of women at risk for dehydration/starvation "by committee" or by thugs in black robes, euthanasia (illegal but not really) affects children, seniors, disabled, men and women.

Not all of them are married. The married the wrong guy premise is false.

It's her own fault for marrying poorly sounds like it's her own fault for being raped.

BLAME THE VICTIM, not the PERPETRATORS! That is liberalism at its finest.

46 posted on 08/09/2008 10:34:12 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( FL GUV CRIST AS FL AG ON THE TEAM THAT MURDERED TERRI SCHIAVO!)
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To: BykrBayb; 8mmMauser; wagglebee; Sun; Lesforlife; penowa; Dante3
TODAY AT 3:00 PM EST ON 860 AM dial Tampa Bay is the Lifeline radio show w/Bobby and Suzanne.

Find it here too: www.terrisfight.org.

47 posted on 08/09/2008 10:36:01 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( FL GUV CRIST AS FL AG ON THE TEAM THAT MURDERED TERRI SCHIAVO!)
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To: floriduh voter

BUMP


48 posted on 08/09/2008 10:37:23 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: floriduh voter

This blame the victim scenario is offensive. BTW, sociopaths can be so charming and persuasive, they have fooled the smartest of people.


49 posted on 08/09/2008 10:40:24 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3; floriduh voter; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; Sun; penowa; Lesforlife

Even the Holocaust deniers have the good sense to simply pretend it never happened and not blame the victims.


50 posted on 08/09/2008 11:44:48 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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