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February 21, 2005

Action Item – A Call to all Blogs for Terri

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Updated: We have an aggressive timeline (we are out of time) and need to get the word out to the community that will make the greatest impact. The St. Petersburg Times, with 450,000 paid subscribers, is the ideal vehicle. The 150+ blogs currently part of BlogsforTerri are calling Terri Schiavo supporters to help us place a prominent advertisement in this Sunday's edition. CLICK HERE for more information and to pledge your support online. Your personal information will be kept confidential.

Richard announced that BlogsForTerri, on behalf of all 150+ blogs will place an ad in the Sunday edition of the St Petersburg Times (largest paid circulation in Florida - 450,000+). The ad will be an open letter to the residents of Florida from BlogsForTerri and their readers calling them to action that will provide significant attention to the truth about Terri where it is needed most, in Pinellas County and the State of Florida.

The contents of the ad have been derived from the work of our bloggers in pursuing the following points:

  • Terri is not unconscious, brain-dead or in a PVS (videos at site).

  • Terri has been treated with negligence and denied her own legal counsel.

  • A proper evaluation of awareness in the presence of profound and complex neurological disabilities such as Terri's requires the skills of a multidisciplinary team experienced in long term management and tests. Terri has never had this opportunity.
Additional details can be found here.

To go forward we need funding, $10,000 to be exact (every cent will go into the advertisement). And, we desperately need the participation of every Blog for Terri to raise it quickly – time is of the essence.

Currently we are taking pledges through this page (http://www.blogsforterri.com/pledge.php). You can participate by doing the following:

  • Pledge

  • Call your readers to get involved by supporting the advertisement. Direct them to the pledge url.

  • Call and email friends, family, organizations and business with a personal invitation asking them to fund the ad.

  • Contact organizations and businesses or send us the contact information for organizations and business interested in sponsoring the advertisement through a substantial contribution (they will get their name listed in the ad).
Thank you for joining the fight for Terri. Working together we can rally the nation to end the danger to Terri’s life.

Note: as you publish this information on your blog please trackback this post - no link is necessary.

Posted by tim at February 21, 2005 2:30 PM


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Comments

Is the FBI willing to get involved with this?

Someone with authority needs to break down some doors pronto, start asking questions, and rescue this woman before it gets out of control.

Posted by: Outraged at February 21, 2005 3:14 PM

Can you tell me when (the date) that this ad is to be placed? It wasn't mentioned. Sunday-this past Sunday or next Sunday?

Posted by: Cao at February 21, 2005 5:33 PM

I have a suggestion for the pledge page. Can you post a notice that lets people know how much of their personal information, if any, will show up to the public? I know I didn't make a pledge because I didn't want my address, name and phone number to be available for everyone to see, and I'm not sure if it will should I make a pledge. Thanks!

Posted by: WriteWingNut at February 21, 2005 5:48 PM

The burden should not be to prove why Terri should stay alive, but rather to insist that the husband prove why she should be killed. No such reason exists to justify starving a human being. Food is not extra-ordinary means to keep her alive -- it is feeding.
Is this the same nation who mourned Christopher Reeve's death? He had to be fed. A machine helped him breathe for years. Yet through rehab he broke through boundaries that the medical community could not predict. The difference? People who controlled his money WANTED him to improve.
Terri deserves rehab. Her only custodian should be someone who wants her to improve. That is CLEARLY NOT her husband.
Starving Terri to death is murder.

Posted by: NLWD at February 24, 2005 2:51 PM

Well said. Humans should never be subjected to a litmus test to prove their value or worth.

Posted by: Tim at February 24, 2005 2:53 PM

The arguments put forth by others for preserving this woman's life are compelling, but if they have to be made at all it's too late, not only for Terri, but for all of us. No society that practices genocide on its most defenseless citizens can survive, nor does it deserve to.

Posted by: Baja at March 19, 2005 9:12 AM