March 22, 2005
Part 2: "I have a sister who was in the same situation as Terri Schiavo"Topics: Medical Issues
Part 1 is a previous post.
- By Rae Stabosz at Confessions of a Cooperator
Thanks to Tim at ProLifeBlogs, I tracked this woman down today. I talked with her parents. They are just an hour away from where I live, as it turns out. They want to tell their story. They have told it once to a local news team from a tv station near their home. I've arranged for them to tell it again through a local news team from a tv station in New Castle, Delaware.
You who follow this case know that this story is not unique. But the mainstream news media are not getting stories like this out. Whether because they don't want to, don't believe it, or don't care enough to track people down, they are not doing their job. Folks who hate Bush, folks who think Terri's case is just about politics, folks who are rabidly against anything that Republicans favor, folks (let's face it) who have been seduced by the dark side (ie. the culture of death), these folks are being sold a pack of lies about PVS and about this case. Some are culpable, but some are just ignorant.
We need access to a national news source or a fair documentarian who can, in the next 48 hours, get these people in front of a camera with a solid human interest story that will touch hearts.
The parents are eager. The girl is eager. They have videotapes from right after the accident, videotapes from during the long recuperation. They have the living girl now. Her speech is not normal but her brain is. Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, ought to be exposed to the truth.
An update: I discovered that the TV station I hooked these folks up with is not a local station, but is Comcast
Tomorrow at 9:00 AM on their morning news show, CN8 will do a live broadcast, including some video footage the family has of their daughter right after her near-fatal accident, when she was diagnosed as PVS, and also video from her long recuperation.
Afterwards, they will take the family out to breakfast, come back and do a fuller interview, for broadcast tomorrow evening.
CN8 is on Channel 8 in my Comcast cable area. I Don't know what it is elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic.
Posted by richard at March 22, 2005 10:55 PM
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