Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bob Schindler, the father of Terri Schindler Schiavo dies

Today is a sad day for everyone who is dedicated to preventing euthanasia by dehydration. Bob Schindler senior died of a heart attack.

His daughter Terri was intentionally dehydrated to death, not because she was terminally ill and nearing death, but becuase she was cognitively disabled and her husband Michael wanted her to die. She died by a slow and horrific form of euthanasia.

The Schindler family and Bob need to be upheld for everything they had done to try to save the life of their daughter and sister Terri. The horrific reality of death by dehydration for those who are not otherwise dying was made known to the world by the courageous Schindler family who were led by their father Bob.

I ask the question, when did it become acceptable to dehydrate someone to death simply because that person is cognitively disabled?

Please read the comments by Bobby Schindler Jr and follow the link to the website for the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation that I have included with this blog comment to learn more about the death of a great man.

Alex Schadenberg

Statement from Bobby Schindler Regarding the Death of His Father, Robert Schindler

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For Immediate Release - August 29, 2009

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Statement from Bobby Schindler Regarding the Death of His Father, Robert Schindler

I am heartbroken over the loss of my father and yet I know at this moment he is rejoicing with my sister, Terri. My dad was a man of integrity, character and compassion who was blessed with a close and loving family. He taught all three of his children to respect and value life and to love our fellow man.

Even at the height of the battle to save my sister Terri’s life, when his patience and temperance was near exhaustion, he managed to display a gentleness of spirit. Yet it was his unfathomable strength that allowed him to shoulder up his own heartache and lead us through our darkest hour.

What greater legacy could a man leave behind?


A Mass of Christian burial with visitation preceding will be scheduled to take place in Philadelphia, PA. Times and location will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 5562 Central Avenue, Suite 2, Saint Petersburg, FL 33707, phone 727-490-7603.

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