Still Troubled by Terri Schiavo’s Death, But Inspired, Too
Twenty years after Terri’s husband Michael began his campaign to cut off her life support, Bobby Schindler discusses the impact of the protracted family tragedy that culminated with his sister’s death.
January 10, 2013 (National Catholic Register) – On Feb. 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo collapsed in her Florida apartment. Two years later, her husband Michael sued her doctors for malpractice, and a jury awarded him $1.5 million for the rehabilitation therapy he testified she would receive.
However, in 1993, Terri’s father, Robert Schindler Sr., had an argument with his son-in-law during which he asked, “When are you going to start the rehabilitation therapy that you not only promised the jury, our family but most importantly, Terri?”
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