Skip to comments.Country Music Star to Join Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network as National Spokesperson
Posted on 09/15/2011 3:57:01 PM PDT by wagglebee
Country music singer Collin Raye to be a new voice for the cognitively impaired and those at risk of euthanasia
Contact: Kristina Hernandez, 703-373-0632, firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 14, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Terri Schiavo's Life & Hope Network, a foundation created by her parents and siblings following her death by starvation in 2005, announced today that country music star Collin Raye will serve as their national spokesperson.
"I am truly honored and humbled to be representing those who have no voice and appreciate the opportunity to help families and loved ones who are in similar situations like those of Terri Schiavo," said Raye.
Collin Raye charted 16 #1 hits through the 1990's and his career includes 24 top ten hits. Raye has sold over eight million albums and has been nominated five times as country music's Male Vocalist of the Year. In 2001, he was presented with the Humanitarian of the Year award by country music legend Clint Black.
Bobby Schindler, the executive co-director of the Life & Hope Network and brother of Terri Schiavo is excited to have Collin Raye as their national spokesperson: "With Collin's help, we hope to reach many more families in need of our network of attorneys and doctors who are dedicated to protecting the rights of vulnerable, disabled and elderly persons who are at risk of being denied the medical care that they deserve."
Terri Schiavo was dehydrated and starved to death after her husband won the right in court to remove her feeding tube. In March of 2005, almost 14 days after the tube was removed and all legal options to save her were exhausted by her family, Terri passed away. Since the inception of the Life & Hope Network, over 1,000 families have contacted the group to ask for assistance and the group has brought their message to nine countries, 42 states and 30 universities.
"There has been a growing number of families faced with the same situations as Terri's family in recent years and the number is sure to continue to grow as the passage of Obamacare takes away medical decision from families and doctors and put them into the hands of bureaucrats," said Raye.
"This is about the future of whats going on in this country and how we can help the disabled, the physically and cognitively impaired, and the elderly. Every life is precious," Raye added.
Raye shares his own, personal family experience with end of life issues in the heartbreaking death of his 10-year-old granddaughter, who died last year as a result of an undiagnosed neurological condition.
"As Terri said when she was healthy, where there's life there's hope. In my granddaughter's illness we were blessed to have the support and care of wonderful doctors and healthcare workers. It is my hope to be a voice for those who are suffering and need help obtaining the proper care and medical attention that every one of us deserves regardless of age, creed, color, or cognitive ability," Raye said.
Terri's Life & Hope Network has launched a nationwide effort to establish a "Safe Haven" network where hospitals and nursing homes pledge to never withhold medical care, food, or water from any patient.
"We are thrilled to have someone like Collin Raye become an advocate along side of us to help these families and patients in need. Obamacare puts bureaucrats in charge of life and death decisions, so this battle to defend family rights and life is only just beginning," added Suzanne Schindler, co-executive director of Terri's Life & Hope Network.
For more information or to join the Life & Hope network: www.lifeandhope.com.
The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group dedicated to helping persons with disabilities, and the incapacitated who are in or potentially facing life-threatening situations.
To speak with Collin Raye or a member of the Life & Hope Network, please contact Kristina Hernandez at email@example.com or 703-373-0632.
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I still can’t believe they refused to give her any rehab therapy. I have seen the benefits of those therapies several times. After strokes, car wrecks, etc., the patient has to relearn everything, you have to retrain the brain. They didn’t try that on Terri.
We’ve been fans of Colin Raye for a long time and never knew he was pro life. Good things come to those who wait.
My sister suffered a burst aneurysm in 1981 and was in a comma for four months and was not expected to live 3 different times. The Surgeon installed a shunt to relieve the pressure and she woke up 6 days later and was released to my wife’s care 2 weeks after that. She weighed 130# when she entered the hospital and 85 when she moved in with us and was at the physical being of a baby. My wife nurtured her back to a near normal live of several years and she passed away in 2008 at 84 years of age...
Anyone with disabled relatives or friends should be very unsettled over the Obamacare death panels. Thanks for posting about this group.
Check out his “She’s With Me” video!
HOORAY Collin Raye! Thanks for posting, wagglebee. GRRRRREAT thread BUMP!