Black People : Terri Schiavo dead at 41

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  1. Aaliyahmonet

    Aaliyahmonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose final years tethered to a feeding tube sparked a bitter feud over her fate that divided a family and a nation, died Thursday, her husband's attorney said.


    Schiavo, 41, died quietly in a Pinellas Park hospice 13 days after her feeding tube was removed despite extraordinary intervention by Florida lawmakers, Congress and President Bush — efforts that were rebuffed at every turn by the courts.


    Her death was confirmed to The Associated Press by Michael Schiavo's attorney, George Felos, and announced to reporters outside her hospice by a family adviser.


    A shy woman who avoided the spotlight, Schiavo spent her final months as the focus of a media frenzy and an epic legal battle between her husband and parents over whether she should live or die.


    Protesters streamed into Pinellas Park to keep vigil outside her hospice, with many arrested as they tried to bring her food and water. The Vatican likened the removal of her feeding tube to capital punishment for an innocent woman.


    Politicians repeatedly tried to intervene as her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, pleaded for their daughter's life, calling the removal of the feeding tube "judicial homicide."


    "Something has to be done and has to be done quick," Bob Schindler said, a week after the tube was removed March 18, as the family's legal options dwindled. "I think the people who are anxious to see her die are getting their wish."
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    At least she's at peace now.
     
  3. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Finally...she's FREE

    Rest in peace dear lady :crying:

    Akilah :spinstar:
     
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    I feel sorry that she had to be in the middle of this chaos, but hopefully her family will understand that their 15 mins. of fame are up. Guess there will be nothing on television tonight. Hope this doesn't interfer with NBA Thursday.
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Nah... their fame is just beginning. I'm sure there's going to be a movie and book deal from this.
     
  6. Aaliyahmonet

    Aaliyahmonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    4 Real

    I agree with everybody's opinions on here, and i personally wanna thank Karmashines for posting Terri Schiavo on here.

    1 luv
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    You're welcome, though you posted the latest article. :)
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My sentiments exactly :look: :bball: :look:
     
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    My prayers are with this family. The key thing to remember here is to absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She is in a much better place now.
     
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    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I wonder what ethnic background was Terri and her family.

    I was looking at her brother and sister and how swarthy they were with black hair and thick noses, and old pictures of her with that jet black hair.

    They look Italian or Greek.

    Her maiden name and her families name is Shindler which sounds Jewish like Shindler's list; but her mother looks like she could be Middle Eastern.
     
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