My sister, Terri, would have been 57 years old today. December 3rd is her birthday, and I’m remembering Terri today with my mother, Mary, sister, Suzanne and my entire family. At the time when we were was forced to watch Terri’s inhuman death by starvation and dehydration, I could not imagine how so many people would support something so evil.
Unlike the judge and the legal system that denied her basic right to life, we know better. We know that our lives are in the hands of God, and even when cut down by others, He preserves us in His love. Which is why we work every day at the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network advocating for the medically vulnerable, providing the medical, legal, emotional, and spiritual support to families in crisis that affirms life.
And this work only continues by your generosity, and my family is sincerely grateful for it. In this way, we can honor Terri every day.
Indeed, I am often reminded of Genesis 50:20:
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to
accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
I hope you will join my family today in praying for Terri’s soul, and the soul of her husband Michael, who we pray may one day experience a conversion of heart.
If you are able to contribute and help support our work on this special day, please use the link below. Thank you again for everything you do for us.
God bless you,
PS— Have you visited TerriSchiavo.org? It’s a comprehensive, historical, research website that tells Terri’s story in a truthful, respectful, and dignified way.
It’s a great resource for sharing with anyone who doesn’t know Terri’s true story, and especially young people who only know of the “Terri Schiavo Case” as an historical event, rather than a personal reality whose consequences continue to ripple and affect us through our cultural attitudes. You can visit it here: Terri Schiavo Website