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February 14, 2005

New Terri Schiavo Press Release: Why Refuse Terri Schiavo Speech Therapy--Unless Michael Doesn't Want to Know What She Thinks

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

Over and over Terri Schindler Schiavo's parents have asked that Terri be given speech therapy.  Terri's parents filed an emergency motion for immediate therapy in October of 2003, asking for 8 weeks of speech and swallow therapy. Michael Schiavo objected and the court sided with him.

In the light of Sarah Scantlin's recovery of her speech after 20 years, why won't Michael Schivo reconsider?

Speech Language Pathologist, Sara Green Mele, M.S. CCC-SLP, swore under oath, "It is my judgment based on my training and clinical experience working with patients similar to Terri that she would, within a reasonable degree of clinical probability, be able to improve her ability to interact with her environment, communicate with others, and control her environment if she were given appropriate therapy and training as outlined above.  These recommendations, in my opinion would greatly improve Terri's quality of life."

Sara Green Mele's complete affidavit is available online at:

A history of the fights to save Terri Schindler Schiavo's life, and/or to make a donation, visit

Activists are directed to visit for updates on protests and other actions as they are planned for Tallahassee and Pinellas Park.

Experts Who Have Testified Terri Schiavo Could Improve with Therapy

Dr. William Hammesfahr
Dr. Alexander Gimon
Dr. Jacob Greene
Dr. Richard Neubauer
Dr. William Russell
Dr. Jay Carpenter
Dr. James Avery
Dr. John D. Young
Dr. William Maxfield
Sarah Green Mele - Speech Pathologist
Myra Stinson - Speech Pathologist

Hat Tip - ProLifeBlogs

Posted by Hyscience at February 14, 2005 12:36 PM

Ugh, sorry about the duplicate trackbacks!!!

Posted by: Beth at February 14, 2005 1:19 PM

Terri should be given to right to stay alive, she is not a vegetable, believe me I have been through this with my dear friend Izzy Reda. I am sorry to say but her husband needs to be investigated about her lack of rehab and where all the money he won in the previous court battle he won is going, and also what lead up to her collapse. Seems to me he wants her out of here and wanted that along time ago and no way wants her to come back into this community as she would have told the truth. What goes around comes around, but Mr michael shiavo can get his way for now. I have already seen this happen to one woman aged 27yrs and it was because the family put it in the all too hard basket to handle and didnt want to invest the money into her rehab, just had other plans for the money. Sorry terri, I will pray that the hearts and wisdom of the courts ressusitate you in time, what a mistake they have made. Wish I could be there to help you. In my prays

Posted by: shirley musick at March 28, 2005 12:00 PM

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