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September 14, 2006

All she wanted were a few tests ... and to care for her daughter

Topics: Remembering Terri

She had a connection with her daughter few understood but for those who viewed Mary Schindler interacting with Terri Schiavo the obvious was an "emotional dagger to the heart." Pamela Hennessy writes a griping article about one mother's love for her daughter and the belittling she underwent by so-called right-to-die activists who were accepted by the court as unbiased medical experts.

Mrs. Schindler asked, "What harm could it do to just allow new tests?" The courts and Terri's husband said, "No!"

Now, BBC is reporting of an extraordinary development in assessing the clinical diagnosis of persistent vegetative state.

According to a report, published September 7, 2006, a 23 year-old woman, previously diagnosed PVS, produced remarkable fMRI results when asked to imagine a game of tennis and walking around her home. The measured responses were found to be consistent with the responses of volunteers with no brain injuries or neurological insults.

Read the rest at the North Country Gazette.

Posted by tim at September 14, 2006 12:55 PM

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I heard that thing on the radio where there was a woman over in England whose brain waves were working when she was in a persistant vegetable state. Why can't they have done that test on Teri? That would show she was really responding to lights and voices and what-not just the way she was on the film. Bill Frist was right, I think when he watched the film. Thank you.

Posted by: Jinbon H Wrong at September 14, 2006 4:08 PM

The thing that really touches me about terri is her concern and overflowing love for her daughter. Her daughter must really be living such a very complex life during and after her death.

Posted by: kat41 at September 18, 2006 2:54 AM