Posted by Margi (184.108.40.206) on April 26, 2001 at 13:35:38:
In Reply to: OMG...That is awful. If she is brain dead why is he posted by Cheryl on April 26, 2001 at 12:16:43:
This is a direct quote from that website...
"In reality, Terri's brain is very much alive. Terri's brain function is at a level far beyond the "Persistent Vegetative State" label she carries. Terri is not connected to any machine nor does she require any mechanical devices to sustain her life. Where Terri differs from us, is that Terri can not sit down at the table to eat her dinner. She receives her dinner every night via a nutritional feeding tube."
Her husband is exercising his guardianship "rights" to end the feeding, and thus her life. Oh yeah, he also will collect $750,000 when she dies and be able to marry his fiance, with whom he's been co-habiting for the past FOUR YEARS. That money was awarded in a court judgement for Terri's rehab. She's never had any rehab, she's been holed up in a nursing home withOUT any opportunity to get the help she needs and deserves.
For the first time in my life, I wish I could trigger a cluster attack for someone. A long attack. A 10+++. 3 of 'em. Back to back.
Thanks for bringing this to us, Frank - the more people it reaches, the better the chance that someone will be able to help this family.
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