Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Dear Friends,

The stores are decorated brilliantly and the mood of everyone seems to be uplifted. It's that time of year again. Yes, people are preparing for Christmas.

However, while we enjoy the spirit of the holidays, it's just another routine day at the hospitals and the nursing homes. At the same time these institutions are busy caring for the sick, they are being encouraged to devalue the sanctity of human life by those who seek to legitimize euthanasia and assisted suicide. What you might read or hear about euthanasia and assisted suicide is only the tip of the iceberg.

Simply read the most recent headlines:

* Scottish Member of Parliament Wants Assisted Suicide for Children
* State of Washington Approves Assisted Suicide
* Montana Judge Establishes Constitutional Right to Assisted Suicide
* Catholic Doctors Support Lawsuit Legalizing Assisted Suicide in Montana
* Luxembourg to Change Constitution to Legalize Euthanasia
* Florida College Student Commits Suicide Live on the Internet
* Assisted Suicide Televised in UK

We receive a steady influx of calls asking for help for loved ones who are at risk of being euthanized. The callers never anticipated they would be in a position to determine whether a person should live or die and they are shocked at the attitude and insensitivity of the medical community when it comes to "end of life" situations.

We are doing our best to help and we are making a difference - but we cannot do so without you!

These people need our help and we at Terri's Foundation need your help. We are limited financially as to what we can do to assist these families in their dire situations. With your help we could do much more.

Our current financial challenge threatens our ability to help these precious families in their struggle to protect the lives and dignity of their loved ones.

You see, unlike many of our opponents who have multi-millions of dollars in reserve funds, we depend every day entirely on gifts from friends like you who care about human life and human dignity.

So this Christmas season, please consider assisting Terri's Foundation by making a contribution.

If everyone receiving this urgent appeal will send in a gift of $25.00 it will enable us to provide the necessary services to continue helping families in desperate need of help. However, your gift of $25, $50, $100, $500, even $1,000 is needed now more than ever.

To make your tax-deductible contribution, please click here!

Perhaps some of you can make an even larger gift of $2,000, $3,000 or $5,000 to help offset those who cannot contribute.

I know not everyone can give a generous gift right now, but whatever you can do is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for joining us as we continue to honor Terri by standing up for life.

Bobby Schindler