Testimonials Archives

March 20, 2007

Updated - My sister was given a second chance at life, and Terri deserved that same chance!

This post originally appeared two years ago and is being republished to mark the anniversary of the court ordered decisions that led Terri Schiavo's caregivers to stop giving her food and water. The sister of one of our readers suffered... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:56 AM

March 19, 2007

My daughter was severely brain-injured

Cathy, one of our readers, shared the following testimony of love and life:My daughter was severely brain-injured at the age of 9. We were told she was in a PVS and that I should put her in a home and... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:39 AM

My Experience Walking in Terri's Shoes and Fighting for her Life

Several years ago, when The Terri Schiavo Foundation was looking for individuals who had gone through similar experiences as Terri, I wrote to them. In 1996 I suffered a severe asthma attack, lapsed into a coma for three months and... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:37 AM

March 17, 2007

Her Husband Recovered

From time to time we've received testimonials from readers who identified with the Schindler family and watched with great saddness as their daughter was lost. We appreciate the following letter from Caryn:As the sole caregiver for my brain damaged spouse... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:16 AM

March 13, 2007

Experts have Limited Knowledge

Last night the Discovery Channel aired a program reminding me of Terry Wallis, the individual who woke-up after 19 years in a vegetative state. An article in Technology Review explains:In 2003, 19 years after a car accident left him in... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:14 PM

May 17, 2006

Terri Shiavo's Room was Thick with Prayers and Thoughts of Supporters

"Terri Schiavo Would not Have Been Killed Unless Millions of Unborn Had Been Killed First" By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, May 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Priests for Life Director Fr. Frank Pavone gave a moving address at the annual Rose Dinner... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:09 AM

March 27, 2006

I am a Mother of a brain damaged son - he's tube fed

From a reader in response to Fr. Pavone's letter:I am a Mother of a brain damaged son . He lives in a nursing home now for 16 years. He is also tube-fed. There is no way I would ever agree... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:33 PM

March 19, 2006

My Experience Walking in Terri's Shoes and Fighting for her Life

Several years ago, when The Terri Schiavo Foundation was looking for individuals who had gone through similar experiences as Terri, I wrote to them. In 1996 I suffered a severe asthma attack, lapsed into a coma for three months and... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:23 PM

My daughter was severely brain-injured

Cathy, one of our readers, shared the following testimony of love and life:My daughter was severely brain-injured at the age of 9. We were told she was in a PVS and that I should put her in a home and... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:21 AM

March 16, 2006

She was Clinically Dead

Theresa writes:I was 19 when I suffered a severe asthma attack, and entered the hospital "clinically dead". I was anoxic for 7 minutes and lapsed into a coma for 3 months. Doctors were urging my parents to pull the plug... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:48 AM

My Husband Recovered

From time to time we've received testimonials from readers who identified with the Schindler family and watched with great saddness as their daughter was lost. We appreciate the following letter from Caryn:As the sole caregiver for my brain damaged spouse... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:03 AM

March 15, 2006

What I Have Learned In 15 Years

Tom McMahon writes: It was 15 years ago today that our 8-year-old son Ryan suffered a severe brain injury that left him unable to walk or talk or feed himself. He was in the hospital (in two hospitals, actually) for... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:37 AM

October 5, 2005

Italian Coma Victim Awakens After Two Years, Says He Heard Everything

A man who had been placed in a coma for two years as a result of an automobile accident recently awoke and told doctors and his family that he heard and understood everything going on around him during the time.... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:21 PM | Comments (1)

March 29, 2005

Let's Not Delude Ourselves About the Consequences of Killing Terri Schiavo

Our country has learned that we cannot judge people on the basis of minority status, but for some reason we have not erased our prejudice against disability...

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Posted by richard at 3:24 PM | Comments (20)

March 23, 2005

Fired for Refusing to Remove a Feeding Tube

This message came from a reader:I am an RN. Several years ago, I was wrongfully fired for refusing to remove a feeding tube from 2 patients who had been diagnosed as PVS like Terri. Neither patient was really PVS and... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:39 PM

Terri is No Different than My Child

Denise (MiracleChild)wrote the following message in our comments section of this post:I have a disabled daughter. At 4 months of age, a highly respected UCLA neurologist told us based on her MRI's and his physical inspection of her that our... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:20 PM | Comments (17)

Two Readers Who Identify with Terri and Want to Help

Jodi's daughter is fed through a tube.I am 39 yrs old and have a daughter, almost 10 yrs old, who was severely brain damaged at birth. This case with Terri is very close to my heart because of my daughter... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:30 PM | Comments (8)

March 22, 2005

Husband Recovers after being Diagnosed as PVS

He was in a coma and was much worse off than Teri - he had it ALL, ventilator, feeding tube, catheter, then trach. He couldn't breathe off the ventilator for more than 5 minutes at a time. When you would see him sitting up in his chair, he LOOKED so much worse off than her - he drooled, his tongue hung out, his head lolled to the side-he looked totally "not there" - you would never look at him & think there was a chance that he would be okay.

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March 20, 2005

Updated - My sister was given a second chance at life, and Terri deserves that same chance!

The sister of one of our readers suffered brain damage that left her in a condition similar to that of Terri Schiavo. She writes,I have a sister who was in the same situation as Terri Schiavo. 12 years ago my... [more]

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