The Power Hour Team is greatly saddened by the death of
Terri Schiavo. Terri passed away Thursday March 31, 2005 at the age of 41.
Terri died 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a emotional
Please know our prayers go out to her family and
to see a picture of Terri's marker
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Family Statement on Medical Examiner's Report
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Song for Terri Schiavo, entitled
"Terri's Fight"; by Dave vonKleist
and special lyrics by Nina Owens
Please copy and distribute to everyone!!
Song for Terri Schiavo Winamp Player
Song for Terri Schiavo Real Player
Past Articles of Interest:
Terri Schiavo's remains cremated -- Terri Schiavo’s body was
cremated Saturday as disagreements continued between her husband and her
parents, who were unable to have their own independent expert observe
her autopsy. The Schindlers plan to have their own memorial service
Tuesday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport.
Poem for Terri sent from a listener
-- Please read!
Schiavo's Case May Reshape American
Law -- The life and death of Terri Schiavo - intensely public,
highly polarizing and played out around the clock on the Internet and
television- has become a touchstone in American culture. Rarely have the
forces of politics, religion and medicine collided so spectacularly, and
with such potential for lasting effect.
Schiavo dies, but battle continues -- Autopsy planned;
Schindlers won't be allowed at burial site.
article about Terri's death, they posted past poll results --
MSNBC Poll Results concerning questions asked about Terri Schiavo.
Norm Olson: Parents' lawyer thwarted plan to send militias to aid Terri
Schiavo -- Olson said the FBI had been monitoring e-mails within
militia groups and on Tuesday, March 29, sent an agent from Traverse
City to his home in Alanson and other agents to militia leaders in the
South to question them about the plan.
Rumormill news says Michael Schaivo is a Scientologist -- Decide
Gibson: Terri's Killing Is 'Murder' -- In his strongest comments
yet on the Terri Schiavo case, Mel Gibson calls her killing "nothing
more than state-sanctioned murder."
CHRISTIAN LEADERS ABANDON TERRI SCHIAVO -- Where is the church?
The eyes of the world are on Pinellas Florida. The media is giving
around-the-clock coverage. What a chance to stand up for Christ.
Update on Teri: Courts attempt to wash the blood off their hands
-- A federal appeals court early Wednesday agreed to consider a
petition for a new hearing on whether to reconnect Terri Schiavo's
feeding tube. The ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals came as
the severely brain-damaged woman entered her 13th day without
Schindlers launch new appeal **
Schiavo attorney calls further legal action futile, desperate
Saturday, March 26, 2005 Posted: 2152 GMT (0552 HKT)
**THE FACE OF THE MAN WHO SIGNED TERRI'S
EXECUTION -- TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUDGE WHITTEMORE!
March 22, 2005
denies request to reinsert feeding tube --Terri Schiavo's parents
to appeal to 11th Circuit Court!
March 18, 2005
Terri Schiavo's feeding tube pulled again -- family still hopeful
Feb. 23, 2005
Terry Schindler has a one day stay -- The 2nd District Court of Appeal
let a stay expire Tuesday that had blocked Schiavo's husband from removing
her feeding tube. But before the tube could be removed, Pinellas Circuit
Court Judge George Greer issued an emergency stay until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Our Cold Bodies Were Soon Warmed When We Knew The
President Saw Our Plea's to Help Save Terri!
By, Cheryl Ford RN
On February 4, 2005, at 1:00 PM, approximately 30 friends of Terri met Mr.
Wayne Galley and myself in the central lobby of the Mariott Hotel. We had
gathered together to prepare for our planned peaceful demonstration in
front of the Tampa Convention Center. President Bush was scheduled to
arrive at 4:00 PM to give a talk on his revamping of Social Security.
In his efforts to help save Terri, Wayne Galley has made two trips across
country in less than two months. He recently arrived as a guest in our
home again on January 27th from California. Wayne is a talented songwriter
and musician. Originally from Australia, he has joined Terri's fight
hoping that his music would send an inspirational message to help save
Terri's life. He has written several very beautiful songs for Terri, thus,
creating "LIFE" CD to help benefit Terri's Foundation. Hear the demo's of
Terri's songs at Terri's website:
Knowing how critical time is surrounding Terri's fight, Galley's efforts
are relentless when it comes to him helping me with my Fight4Terri
internet and widespread local grassroots movement. Terri Schindler-Schiavo
is only weeks, if not just days away from having her life ended via a
torturous death of dehydration and starvation. Her estranged husband
Michael Schiavo, sits salivating as he waits in anticipation for the day
Judge George Greer's corrupt court will again exhaust the desperate pleas
and filings of Terri's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler. In the last
several weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Schindler have repeatedly tried to bargain
with Michael Schiavo. They have made a request that they be granted the
parental rights to care for their disabled daughter Terri, in exchange for
no more legal battles in the courts. They have agreed to give Michael, and
the 2 children he created with his fiancee Jodi Centonze, all rights to
any books or movies made on Terri's situation that they may potentially be
offered. In addition, they have agreed to not pursue any legal filings
against him for whatever remaining 1.6 million dollars he has in his
possession. The money that was awarded to Terri in 1993 for her
rehabilitation. Rehabilitation that Michael Schiavo has denied Terri for
Schiavo, through a message delivered by death attorney George Felos has
denied the Schindlers' written request. He and George Felos instead wish
to patiently await for Judge Greer's permission to again pull Terri's
feeding tube; a small feeding tube which she only has attached in order to
receive routine and customary nutrition for 12 hours daily. For the
remaining 12 hours, Terri is not connected to any tubes whatsoever. She,
like every other disabled person, sits in her wheelchair anticipating the
daily visits of her parents and siblings. Schiavo has not permitted Terri
to leave her hospice room in well over four and a half years.
Consequently, the Schindlers have to visit her at the hospice building and
have not been able to take their daughter on any outdoor outings. The
outing restrictions also included Terri not being permitted to attend her
own birthday celebration. A celebration which was held this past December
at a local public park with 150 guests in attendance.
The February 4th President demonstration did not deliver us typical
Florida weather. It was cold and very windy. Standing near the
Hillsborough Bay did not do anything to help with the wind chill factor
penetrating our clothing. I had asked the supporters to dress in similar
attire, dark slacks and a light colored top so to make our unified
presence known on behalf of Terri. The volunteers gladly agreed. For this
particular rally, we decided to change how we usually write our messages
on the signs that we hold. Our messages were identical and simple so to
accommodate how quickly the President in his motorcade would be passing.
The signs all read....Please Save Terri!
In the 3 hours prior to the Presidents arrival, we all stood with our
signs held up before hundreds of people who were in single file waiting in
front of the Convention Center to get in to hear the President's speech on
Social Security. We however, were not invited inside like they were.
While displaying our signs outside the convention center, we were
approached by two police officers. They informed us that we were standing
on Convention property. The one officer had explained if they had any
complaints from the Convention people, they would have to ask us to move
to the public sidewalk. Before we could politely thank him for his
information, he whispered to a supporter, "I believe in what you are doing
It was a great feeling to know our message for Terri was being delivered
to so many people at one time as they had all waited in line before us.
Several people even left their place in line to cross and ask us how Terri
was doing. They wanted to know why the courts were not helping Terri? Many
expressed their sincere empathy and concern for Terri and her family. It
soon became apparent to me, the tides in the last several months had
finally turned in Terri's favor. I found the majority of the public were
now in support of Terri as opposed to other rallies I had held several
months ago when many were misinformed about Terri and were against saving
her life. What I saw in the general public was also validated in three
independent voting polls I had recently reviewed in the media. Again, I
found myself wondering why was the atmosphere always so different with
regard to Terri's life in Judge Greer's courtroom, than it was in the
atmosphere and opinion of the general public?
I have attributed much of the noted change in the publics opinion to the
work which has been set forth by the grassroots internet movements. For
example, the supporters alone under my Fight4Terri grassroots movement
have grown in 17 months from a mere 200 supporters to now well up into the
thousands. Internet correspondence delivers messages about Terri's plight
throughout the world via emails, message boards and chat rooms. The
Internet forums are in session day and night, 7 days per week, spreading
the truth about Terri to people from all over the world. Discussions are
taking place every where on the net about Judge Greer, George Felos, and
Michael Schiavo's infidelity and wishes to kill Terri via dehydration and
starvation. Because there are many available on line public records
regarding Terri's plight, thousands of people have begun accessing them
and are questioning could there have been domestic violence during the
night of Terri's collapse.
The Free Republic Internet people (aka Freepers) are another known group
who also have been instrumental in fighting to save Terri's life. The
Freepers have maintained a steady support thread for Terri. The Freepers
have worked hard, providing current resources and information to those
already informed, as well as to others who are new to Terri's urgent life
and death situation. I personally wish to thank the Free Republic members
for their help in educating the public concerning Terri's actual physical
and mental condition.
Shortly after 3PM Eastern Time, the roads surrounding the Convention
center were blocked from all moving traffic. It had become obvious to us
that we had chosen the correct location to view the President's motorcade
procession into the Convention Center. As the minutes ticked by, we
eagerly awaited confirmation for any signs of the Presidents motorcade
coming down the road.
The anticipation heightened when out in the distance we could see the
first signs of flashing lights on several motorcycles and police cars that
were leading the Presidents motorcade. We held our message signs for Terri
high above our heads hoping the President would see our pleas for him to
help us SAVE TERRI as his motorcade had turned the corner directly in
front of us.
Our cold bodies were soon warmed with a sense of relief. We were confident
that our physical location on the sidewalk and the signs we held had to
have made contact with the man inside the darkened windows of one of the
several vehicles which passed. We knew in our hearts one of those vehicles
carried the President of the United States and he had to have seen our 30
plus signs which all read....Please SAVE Terri.
About the Author: Cheryl Ford is a licensed Registered Nurse in the state
of Washington. She is the founder and CEO of her own company which assists
in the financial, social and clinical assessment and placement of patients
requiring a wide range of skilled medical treatment to over 450 licensed
Adult Family Homes. The licensed Adult Family homes are owned and operated
by physicians and nurses. While also maintaining another residence and an
additional business in the state of Florida, her involvement as an
activist in the Terri Schiavo case has arisen as a concerned citizen, as
well as from the many years of knowledge she possesses as a Clinical Case
Manager, licensed Registered Nurse and former firefighter/paramedic.