Yes, she was and it is troubling that people have politicized the issue in trying to compare the two. It actually does a disservice to Schaivo's story in that people who weren't really educated about Schaivo's condition are now led to believe that she must've been brain dead as well.
Schaivo = Schiavo. I should at least spell her name right.
Also this family is intoxicated by their 15 minutes of fame of being part of the daily media merry-go-round. It goes to peoples heads. This is like one big Montel Williams show that is only featuring them and Jai