Fleur de Dee (silverdee) wrote,
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Terri Schiavo

During the many years that I have been aware of Terri Schiavo, I had never seen a picture of her before the collapse that caused her brain damage. I saw a picture this morning for the first time and was struck by how beautiful and vibrant she looked before her mind and body were ravaged. Then I saw a picture taken of her in 2001 and the counterpoint to the first image was so startling.

I do wonder what I would do in a similar situation with a loved one. I don't have children so I have no idea how hard it might be to let go of a child no matter what his or her current condition.

In the case of Terri Schiavo, I hope that her loved ones put aside what they want and consider what's truly best for her. And then I hope they will remember and honor the way she lived before the tragedy as they make decisions on her behalf.

I don't have an answer for them. I just pray for their sake that her husband, her parents and her siblings are putting her first. I hope they are not so wrapped up in the battle for control that they forget that Terri Schiavo should always be the main consideration.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1475130
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