(LifeNews.com) – March 31st will mark the 17th anniversary of my sister, Terri Schiavo’s death. It was 1990, for those who do not remember, when Terri, at the age of 26, sustained a brain injury resulting from suspicious circumstances while home alone with her husband, Michael Schiavo. Terri’s brain injury affected her ability to swallow and therefore she needed a feeding tube to receive nourishment.
Terri did not have a medical directive, so it was Michael who became her court appointed caretaker which exclusively authorized him the fiduciary duty to make all treatment decisions in Terri’s best interest. At the time, my family did not anticipate there would be an issue with Michael being Terri’s caretaker.
However, in 1993, barely three months after a medical trust was established for Terri’s lifelong rehabilitation and therapy, Michael had a change of heart, deciding he was going to end Terri’s life. This also meant that if Michael was successful in killing Terri, he would inherit her medical trust, which at that time, was valued at close to a million dollars. CONTINUE