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Bobby Schindler: Legacies of Terri Schiavo, Robert Schindler Inspire My Family
Life News ^ | 8/31/11 | Bobby Schindler

Posted on 08/31/2011 4:46:55 PM PDT by wagglebee

LifeNews.com Note:  Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo and he and his family now work for Terri’s Life & Hope Network to help disabled and incapacitated patients like her. The anniversary of the death of his father, Robert Schindler, was earlier this week.

The passing of both Terri and my father is what helps inspire my family and the work we do at Terri’s Life & Hope Network to continue fighting for our most vulnerable every day.

My father was a man of incredible strength, and loved his family so much that he essentially gave up his life for Terri, doing everything he could possibly do to try and care of her. He would have done the same for any one of us. With so much attention on Terri’s case, my dad showed the world, with remarkable strength, what it means to love without condition.

What I admired most about my dad was that even following Terri’s horrific death, he had the fortitude to keep fighting for others, dedicating the remainder of his life to help fight for the lives of others, not wanting any family to have to experience what his family experienced with Terri.

As you know, Terri’s Life & Hope Network’s mission, first and foremost, is to provide resources and support to those with cognitive disabilities, the elderly and countless others that are facing life threatening situations due to the threat of not receiving adequate health care and medical treatment. In the six years since we began advocating for others we have been involved in several hundreds of cases.

Specifically, this year we have either supported or have been directly involved in close to a hundred situations with families who needed help to protect a loved one from the threat of an inhumane death by the actions of others.

For example, we just had a case where a daughter was advocating for her mother. The mother was doing very well, living on her own, but dealing with some dementia. Sadly, the daughter’s, sister placed their mother in a nursing home and because of this, her mother began to deteriorate. The daughter, who contacted us, feared that her sister was taking the steps to end her mother’s life in order to make claim of her mother’s estate. After several conversations we were able to use our resources to recommend an attorney for the daughter so she can take the necessary steps to take over the care of her mother, so she would be out of harm’s way.

These situations of our elderly, cognitively disabled, those suffering from Alzheimer’s and others in similar situations where life is constantly at risk of being taken prematurely is only becoming more frequent.

The horror stories we hear reveals just how prevalent imposed death has become in our society. This is why we believe education is so valuable. Educating our youth, our future attorneys and medical professionals, our clergy and even the average person on this threat facing our vulnerable is vitally important.

In fact, since Terri’s Life & Hope Network has been established in 2006, we have spoken in 44 states, over 150 cities, at 29 universities, colleges, and Medical Schools and in 9 countries abroad, which includes addressing members of Parliament in Canada and Australia.

Clearly this is an issue that is only going to get worse. Because of the Terri’s horrible experience, we are fortunate to be put in the position to help others. With God’s graces, we will continue to do that.


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Clearly this is an issue that is only going to get worse. Because of the Terri’s horrible experience, we are fortunate to be put in the position to help others. With God’s graces, we will continue to do that.

This is going to get A LOT worse and people will soon realize that Terri's murder was nothing more than a prelude to nationwide death panels.

1 posted on 08/31/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 08/31/2011 4:47:44 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 08/31/2011 4:48:44 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 08/31/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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This week marks the second anniverary of Robert Schindler's passing.

God Bless the Schindler family for their tireless dedication to life.

 


5 posted on 08/31/2011 4:58:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Schindler is a name that comes up more than once when it comes to saving lives. Wonder if there’s any relation to the Schindler who helped the Jews in WWII? God Bless them


6 posted on 08/31/2011 5:09:51 PM PDT by PapaNew
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I would love to start a branch here.......


7 posted on 08/31/2011 5:49:45 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Terri Schiavo was not executed by court orders of the State of Florida because she lacked the means to pay for her healthcare.
She was executed because Florida allowed a judge to sentence her to forcible starvation and dehydration, for the “crime” of being severely disabled.

She was not terminally ill, and was expected to live another twenty years with simple palliative care, at the time she was executed. The funds awarded to pay for her care was spent by her husband on lawyers to force her murder under color of law.

You are correct in that things are going to get A LOT worse, in this country.
Whether “people will soon realize” that Terri's execution was a turning point or not, I very much doubt.
It is going to be very convenient for many people to accept government death panel judgements against the legions of useless elderly social security recipients who drive up the costs of healthcare./sarcasm//

Kharma in action!

8 posted on 08/31/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT by sarasmom ( A Fine is a Tax for doing wrong. A Tax is a Fine for doing well.)
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Bob Schindler had a winning way with people. At a memorial service for Terri, a woman brought her cognitively disabled son in his wheelchair. I was impressed with the ease with which Bob interacted with him, and won him over. The guy warmed up to him right away. When I think of Bob, that's the image that comes to my mind. In the midst of grappling with the deep pain of Terri's death, he took solace from and was genuinly happy for the young man being cared for and loved as Terri should have been. The whole Schindler family displayed God's grace, and that is my treasured memory of Bob displaying that grace. May he rest in peace.


9 posted on 08/31/2011 7:10:12 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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I think you’re right. The people who failed to see any problem with Terri being murdered are the ones least likely to recognize the connection when it’s their turn to be tortured to death.


10 posted on 08/31/2011 7:40:20 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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Terri Schindler’s horrific murder by state horrified me to no end. I sincerely hope someone does the same to that piece of *hit exhusband of hers that in all probability put her in that state to begin with.


11 posted on 08/31/2011 8:07:59 PM PDT by Student0165
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Patricide disguised as "compassion."

Two threads by me.

How I