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March 28, 2005

Terri's Dad Keeps Fighting

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THE father of Terri Schiavo today made an emotional appeal for US authorities to reconnect a feeding tube to his severely brain-damaged daughter and said he feared doctors might try to hasten her death.

"I have a grave concern that they'll expedite the process to kill her with an overdose of morphine," Bob Schindlier told the press outside the Florida hospice where his 41-year old daughter is a patient.
"She's alive and she's fighting like hell to live," he added, remarking on his daughter's "amazing, amazing endurance".


Although "emaciated," Schiavo is "still communicating," Schindler said, "... And she's responding to me."

Posted by tim at March 28, 2005 3:10 PM

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The Hon. Tom DeLay: (202) 225-5951
Sen. Bill Frist: (202) 224-3344

Insist that Congress enforce its own subpoena. If they don't, then they're saying that their subpoenas are worthless and without power.

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 28, 2005 3:27 PM


As a person who has been following Terri's fight closely and been trying to get all the non-editorialized information on this case that I can, I am very frustrated that we, as a group, cannot do more.
Here is what I propose:
Would bloggsforterri.com be interested in helping us organize a fund raising effort to hire our own private investigator? Reading these posts over the past few weeks I am struck by how many people feel as frustrated as I do. Let band our strength and money together to do something for ourselves. Let us get our own non-biased look at her case and what was done to her.
I for one am willing to open my wallet to have Terri feel that she is being watched over by us.
We are stringer than we know, we have numbers and we have resources. We can push and cajole the truth from the Police dept, courts, doctors, etc.
Let us now wait for the media to do its job, because once the story is off the front page, their interest in finding the truth will wane also.
Some of us believe in God and some do not, but we all should believe in the ability of a group of well-meaning people to get at the truth and to shine a bright light on it.

Posted by: why? at March 28, 2005 3:35 PM

Contact the following to re-issue the subpeonas for the Congressional hearings.

Rep Tom Delay(TX) 202-225-3725
Sen Bill Fist 202-224-3344
Rep Dennis Hastert (ILL) 202-225-2976

Rep Mike Fitzpatrick (PA) 202-225-4276

Sen Arlen Spector (PA) 202-224-4254

Sen Enzi, the Chr of the Health, Education, Labor anf Pension who first orderd the subpoenas. The Hearings have been [postponed til April 6 th , Subpoenas could be reissued.

Ask them to reissue the subpeonas.

Contact your own Senators and Congressmen also

For PA
Rep Mike Fitzpatrick (PA) 202-225-4276

Sen Arlen Spector (PA) 202-224-4254

Posted by: JoJoFox at March 28, 2005 3:37 PM

I am still in disbelief that President Bush won't do anything. I have written letters to no avail.
I am wondering if anyone else has noticed that judge Greer is a Republican. Judge GEORGE W. Greer seems to have too much confidence in ignoring the congress.
(The police, the Hospice and GEORGE Felos too.)
Is President Bush hiding something? Are all three GEORGE'S in on something that none of us know about? (Answer to the Social security problem maybe??)
I don't know what's going on but this whole thing is so damn cruel and I cannot believe it is happening!!

Posted by: LauraB at March 28, 2005 3:42 PM

Wouldn't having a Private Investigator be great !
Very expensive I would guess. I would also think that if the Schindlers were denied much of the info relating to Terri, then I can not imagine that an investigator could get hands on the documents etc.
Wouldn't the Schindlers have to approve to it too ?
If it could work ...wow.

Posted by: JoJoFox at March 28, 2005 3:42 PM

On the private investigator: I'm in. Where do I sign up?

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 28, 2005 3:45 PM

Contact Senator Enzi-
Chrm of the Health, Education. Labor and Pensions Committee


You get the option to have your message hand delivered for greater impact. VaVa Voom!

It costs $8.95 to have your message hand delivered to the Senator who issued the first subpoenas.!
I did !

Posted by: JoJoFox at March 28, 2005 3:52 PM

I'm so disheartened, folks... I was just looking over the message board on Yahoo! regarding Terri, and the comments there are so purely immature and evil and just horrible. I feel despair... I just pray this mission will catch fire among the masses and somehow sway those people like I saw on the Yahoo site. I want to warn people to not go there if you are even remotely emotional about this. Yet, these are the people who we face.

Posted by: Foug at March 28, 2005 4:04 PM

JoJofox, very expensive for one of us, probably pretty reasonable for the amount of people that have shown a heartfelt interest in finding out the truth.

The hardpart I think is getting a place to do it.....I have already purchased terristruth.com and would need someone to host and maintain..

Any help or guidance would be appreciated

Posted by: why? at March 28, 2005 4:05 PM

hi i just called frist office at 4:00 and the women i spoke to told me it was political
imagine that outright said that

i asked her if they ever intended to inforce the subpeonas and she said they probably would but frist has not made public comment

i said there is extreme urgency Terri can not hold on any longer .. she then said it probably would not happen while Terri was with us

How very sad for Terri - how very sad for our country .

Posted by: keeka at March 28, 2005 4:06 PM

Keeka, I think that's really, really disgusting, that she said that. Pretty scary!

I'd love to go in on the private eye. That's probably our best bet. I have hardly any money, but am willing to make monthly donations or payments----whatever it takes.

But, I'm not giving up on Terri yet, either. I know there must be someone in this great land of ours who can and will do the right thing.

I never heard more about the press conference that Pat Mahoney and Randall Terry were going to have on Pennsylvania Avenue, today. What happened?

Posted by: Huntgoddess at March 28, 2005 4:13 PM

What exactly would we have the investigater investigate?
It seems we have all the info about how Terri ended up this way, it has been thrown out of court or just ignored by judges, President and Governor.
Would we investigate the judges? Hopice? Felos? Cheif of police?
That would be great if we could get info out about them! Because we all know that these are the people behind this.

Posted by: LauraB at March 28, 2005 4:20 PM

Foug, I agree. But you have to realize MOST people only get their news on the mainstream media. They have been lied to from the start, so of course they believe Terri has been "brain dead, or PVS" for 15 years. And of course, most young people that post on those message boards these days make fun of anything they don't understand. It's very sad though...

I usually have a very good sense of humor, but when a radio station I listen to made a joke about Terri the other day, I almost threw up. People don't know why we are fighting for her. They think we have nothing better to do than "butt in someone else's business". But just think.. what if people believed Michael Schiavo was just another Scott Peterson (which I believe him to be)? Think of how many people would be up in arms?!

The real truth isn't being reported. Period.

Posted by: Sirena at March 28, 2005 4:21 PM

Keeka, I just spoke to a woman in Frist's office .. (sounded like she's in her 20's and has a raspy voice) .. she told me the purpose of the supoena was just to get it back into the federal courts, and that once that happened, it "ran out" (Gotta check the wording of it, if I can find it. I asked / encourage her to have them re-issue it ... and she told me "Sir, all the legal options have run out. We have had a lot of people calling about this today blah blah blah.

{Sigh} Yes, I'm discouraged, but not giving up.

Does anyone have a link to the text of the supoena so we can check out what the wording is?


Posted by: Dave_MN at March 28, 2005 4:30 PM


I am going to set this web page up


and get the ball rolling.

I have the domain name registered and will start building the page tonight.....

I have never done this before so any help would be appreciated.

I will need help finding a good PI in the local area....

I will also make sure that any money not spent on the PI will be given to Terris foundation or the charity of their choosing...

We must not rely on the media to hand feed us what they want us to know

Posted by: why? at March 28, 2005 4:32 PM

My husband knows a little about building a website through Front Page. That is all he knows. He is not sure how to put message boards in. He may be able to help a little. So if it is okay I can have him e-mail you.

Posted by: LauraB at March 28, 2005 4:39 PM

In the above mentioned new site...I am not wonderfully knowledgeable but willing to help where I can....you can go to my blog to email me: rarelink.blogspot.com
I think you might be able to click on my ID too, but not sure about that...

Posted by: Moody-Mom at March 28, 2005 4:40 PM

thank you you laurab..I think frontpage is all we need. I just want a single page explaining why and what we are doing...a link to paypal for donations and a link back to this blog.

Yes he can email me

Posted by: why? at March 28, 2005 4:43 PM


I admire your decision to start a website for the truth on Terri. I don't know if they would tell you much but the editors at The Empire Journal have really put their necks out in the Terri Schiavo case. They name names and point fingers all over the place. I would think that with the things that they report that there would have to be some basis in fact or face serious charges of slander. They don't mince any words.

They may have if nothing else some ideas on how to accomplish your goal. It couldn't hurt to talk to them. I don't know them but I have really appreciated what they have reported. I just wish that more media would publish the facts available.

Posted by: imdll at March 28, 2005 4:43 PM

Troll Alert: Kevin

Thanks for the comments, Kevin, but we don't need them.

We've all seen BOTH sides of this case, and believe the Schindlers. Michael has been shady in all of his dealings. If you refuse to see him for what he is, then you're the ignorant one.

Posted by: Sirena at March 28, 2005 5:21 PM

Kevin, the one great thing about this site is that it gives you all the resources to all the sides, not just the side the media is sending out.

Posted by: delphinius at March 28, 2005 5:28 PM


As you state you work for a court. Go to The Empire Journal and read what they have there. There is so much evidence of corruption in this case that it makes one sick to their stomach. Read some background on the people involved. Read the contradictory statments made under oath. Read the court documents and the choice of words by the "honorable" Judge Greer. They are public record and are not a matter of opinion. Read the statements made by over 30 different doctors willing to examine Terri but never allowed. Read the statements made by Michael, Bobby and the Emergency persons who responded to Terri after her collapse. The people who are questioning the facts argued in this case are not misinformed, blind sheep just looking for a cause to fight for.

Posted by: imdll at March 28, 2005 5:33 PM

This is a support group for Terri. If you're not for saving Terri, you do not belong here. Period. The moderators have said this, and I'm just reiterating.

If you are to mock what we believe (as you have) you should go elsewhere. We have not come to our conclusions by naivety. We have looked at ALL the facts on both sides, before making our determination that Terri and her parents have been treated unfairly by Michael, and the judicial system.

If you cannot accept this fact, please at least respect us enough to let us support Terri. If you do not wish to, and actually feel sorry for Michael (when we consider him to not be a very nice person, which is an understatement) then you can go to other blogs sites and bond with them there.

Posted by: Sirena at March 28, 2005 5:38 PM

Kevin, you are everything you claim us to be. You've chosen your side based upon what you've read. We have chosen ours as well. Believe it or not, I used to be on Michael Schiavo's side before I did my own digging. It's not just reading what publications print-- it's reading sword statements from nurses, it's seeing the timeline of the injury, the malpractice suit, the money, the abrupt ending of any treatments and therapies. Some things speak for themselves.

Posted by: Foug at March 28, 2005 5:40 PM

Pardon my typos :P

Posted by: Foug at March 28, 2005 5:41 PM

Foug, I too, was actually on Michael's side initially in the beginning as well (October 2003) but when I saw all the documentation, it was apparent to me that he had serious conflicts of interest and was not a credible source. And the digger I dug, the more corruption I found. Terri's never had a chance, and her parents have been treated like crap by Michael ever since he won all that money. The love of money is the root of all evil. And well, Michael loves money.

Posted by: Sirena at March 28, 2005 5:43 PM

I meant, "the deeper I dug". :-)

Posted by: Sirena at March 28, 2005 6:04 PM

Hey everyone, if you're going to get ANYTHING done, you are going to have to IGNORE folks like Kevin there.

Posted by: RightAlltheTime at March 28, 2005 6:29 PM

I would not say that I was on Michael's side but I was less than sympathetic towards Terri until I began to investigate the facts of her case. Like Sirena I have discovered a web of deceit and corruption. That is why I am involved in trying to save Terri from being murdered by her husband.

Sirena, Kevin has been making a nuisance of himself on this and other lists. It really does get boring having to read his smart alec comments, because he certainly does not bother digging below the surface.

The mere fact that we have left wing and right wing people working together on this matter is truly proof in the pudding that there are people who are not willing to let this injustice stand.

No one can convince someone as ignorant as Kevin. However, if he ever ended up in a situation like Terri's he better hope that he does not end up being put to death via starvation and dehydration. It is cruel and unusual punishment, and the state is not allowed to treat a criminal in that manner. Why then is a judge allowed to order that a disabled person is not allowed to receive vital sustenance?

The who matter stinks.

Posted by: Maggie4life at March 28, 2005 6:41 PM

I have to admit that I was also for Michael in the beginning, but the more I saw the video of Terri the more I wanted to know about PVS and the more I wanted to know about Terri. The media was only to me putting out half the story, so I started going to the different websites and through my own readings and findings became aware that Michael was truely a bad person with a bad soul. I have the ability to keep a open mind, and that is all I am asking, is for everyone to keep that open mind and ask yourself *is it possible* thats all. Michael has from the very beginning disturbed me by going out and having relations with women but proclaming his love to Terri, thats so not love, he never shown Terri's best interest at heart, because with therapy and treatment she would not be the way she is today, she would be like all those other people out there that came out of a so-called PVS, but Michael denied that to her. This could go on and on Kevin.

Posted by: delphinius at March 28, 2005 6:41 PM

Is there a way to contact Ralph Nader, he wanted Terri spoon fed, how about all the other signatories in that press release of two days ago. Does anyone have contacts?

Posted by: sujata at March 28, 2005 7:09 PM

info@nader.org is the best I can come up with, or there's a Web form at the Nader/Camejo campaign headquarters, http://www.votenader.org/contact/index.php.

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 28, 2005 7:19 PM

both don't work Mary from L.A. Thanks for trying. Here's that press release that was sent by Cheryl Ford

Ford Comments: Fight Back NOW ...Terri is not dead yet! DON'T ALLOW Michael Schiavo to bury her while she is still alive and fighting hard to LIVE!

Democrat Lawmakers, Liberal Activists Back Saving Terri Schiavo


by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 25, 2005

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Support for Terri Schiavo and her parents efforts to prevent her painful starvation death isn't just limited to conservatives, Republicans, Catholics or pro-life groups. A number of Democratic lawmakers and liberal political advocates want to protect Terri or, at least, allow her parents to have hearings in federal courts on their case.

Former presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader says a "profound injustice is being inflicted on Terri Schiavo" and he is urging Florida courts to allow Terri to stay alive.

According to CNS News, Nader released a joint statement with noted author and attorney Wesley Smith condemning the forces causing Terri's death.

They said the courts have imposed a "slow death" on Terri and noted that attempts should be made to allow Terri to eat or drink on her own before starving her to death.

"Terri swallows her own saliva," Nader and Smith said. "Spoon-feeding is not medical treatment. This outrageous order proves that the courts are not merely permitting medical treatment to be withheld, it has ordered her to be made dead."

Meanwhile, civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson has chimed in as well.

Jackson called on Florida Governor Jeb Bush to step in and help Terri.

"I think the feeding tube should be reinstated," Jackson said in a statement and adding that she is "brain impaired" not "brain dead."

"They're dehydrating her to death, and that raises profound ethical questions," Jackson explained. "It's not right to starve her to death. That's not right ethically."

Senate Democrats have also issued their support for Terri and her parents.

Senator Majority Leader Bill First, a Republican, said Harry Reid, the Nevada senator who leads the Democrats, played a key role in helping to pass the law that allowed Terri's parents to take their case to federal courts.

Sen. Bill Nelson from Terri's home said Terri's parents deserve a chance in court to have the case "reviewed and decided in a timely manner."

"Her parents want to give her a chance. I think of my own daughter. We ought to give her a chance," added Democratic Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota

Rep. Jose Serrano, a New York Democrat who is a veteran of the civil rights movement said courts "should err on the side of giving the family a chance to let her live."

Another liberal Northeastern Democrat, Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, told the Associated Press the "human side" of the dram inspires his position.

"I felt the position of the parents was particularly compelling. I have a daughter, so I understand how powerful that kind of love is," he said.

Related news stories:

Terri Schiavo Case Reveals How We Treated Disabled Americans

Neurologists: Terri Schiavo Not in Persistent Vegetative State

Terri Schiavo's Hospice Nurses Want Her to Die, Dissenter Fired

Media Slanting News Against Terri Schiavo, Report Says

Terri Schiavo Tried to Tell Parents' Attorney She Wanted to Live

Related web sites:
Terri Schiavo's parents - http://www.terrisfight.org

Printed from: http://www.lifenews.com/bio847.html

Posted by: sujata at March 28, 2005 7:47 PM

shoudl we telegram Bush for starting oral feed, surely he cannot refuse that!

Posted by: sujata at March 28, 2005 7:49 PM

everyone, start a firestorm of emails, media contact, telephones for the right to feed Terri orally please.

Posted by: sujata at March 28, 2005 8:27 PM

Wait a second... how could I have missed this fact until now? What is the world was Terri ever doing in a hospice in the first place? A hospice is for someone who is terminally ill; dying which Terri wasn't prior to her feeding tube removal. She should have been in a rehab home. Why wasn't she? Why did Michael put her in an institution designed for people who were dying? Unfortuneately it's not illegal but it's strange and I'd like an answer from him.

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