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February 25, 2005

Associated Press Targets Terri Schiavo

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts


- via email from Schindler's press office received 5 minutes ago.

Media repeats misrepresentations in Terri Schiavo case.

On February 24, 2005, Associated Press released a report penned by Vickie Chachere which cited an eating disorder as the cause of Terri Schiavo's mysterious collapse and ensuing brain injury on February 25, 1990.

Contrary to the account of writer Chachere, there was never a determination by any court nor the Florida Department of Health that Terri Schiavo ever suffered from any eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia or compulsive behavior that would lead to a heart failure at the age of 26.

Indeed, Florida 's Department of Health had completely and absolutely cleared Terri's general practitioner of any negligence or wrong-doing in her case. This was after the physician had been accused by Terri's husband of ignoring evidence of an eating disorder.

Additionally, at the time of her mysterious medical episode, Terri Schiavo stood 5'3" and weighed somewhere between 115 and 118 pounds - a slim, but normal stature and weight.

Associated Press writer, Vickie Chachere cites not ONE medical document that would affirm her careless contention that Terri Schiavo was an irresponsible dieter or a compulsive victim of an eating disorder. The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation asks Ms. Chachere to readily produce the facts upon which she penned such assertions.

The parents and siblings have repeatedly offered to media and press a copy of a bone scan conducted on Terri Schiavo just one year after her incident that reveals multiple sites of trauma and broken bones throughout Terri's body. Neither the law enforcement agencies nor the media or press have made any effort to investigate why Terri Schiavo's body was seemingly broken by battery.

Instead, they perpetuate the unsubstantiated claims that Terri Schiavo suffered from an eating disorder that rendered her healthy, 26 year-old heart incapable of carrying on.

Statement of Robert Schindler, Terri's' Father: ""This is a slanderous accusation against my daughter with no basis in fact.  Certain members of the press seem determined to spread misinformation to kill Terri."

The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation is calling upon all of media and press to take up the task of investigating allegations of serious abuse against Terri Schiavo as are evidenced in the 1991 bone scan and well as ongoing violations against Terri under Florida 's Guardianship Statutes.

Posted by Hyscience at February 25, 2005 8:51 AM

Has anyone ever produced a copy of the medical report that says Terri was suffering from an eating disorder? Seems like if they print this as fact they should prove it.What is going on with the msm that they want Terri to die? Praying for a miracle for Terri and her family

Posted by: Joyce at February 25, 2005 11:17 AM

You would never find a medical record stating that she suffered from an eating disorder as that was the contention at the malpractice civil suit, that the doctor did not recognize her dieting as an eating disorder, but that there is a record where she stopped having her period for several months before she collapsed, and the doctor was found to be negligent in the civil trial, witnesses(friends and relatives of terri testified of knowing of her eating disorder) Do some real research and stop lying the try and save the life of someone that wouldn't want to live this way.

Posted by: God at March 21, 2005 6:30 AM

God does exist and only HE would know how Terri Schiavo would and wouldn't want to live. Her abusive, so called "husband" certainly wouldn't know or care.

Posted by: Jeshua at March 21, 2005 10:34 PM

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