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Terri Schaivo’s Brother Speaks about Care for Cognitively Disabled

Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo, will speak about “Caring for the Cognitively Disabled: the Moral Obligation of Catholics,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, on the University of St. Thomas campus, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon.

This lecture, sponsored by the John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World and Celts For Life, the St. Thomas student pro-life organization, will explore the legacy of John Paul II’s Gospel of Life and raise awareness for the care for the cognitively disabled.

Since his sister's death on March 31, 2005, Schindler has served as spokesman for the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation, travels across the country, appearing in numerous speaking engagements. Schindler was a Catholic shool teacher before he became involved in the foundation.
Terri Schiavo was a 41-year-old brain-damaged woman who became the centerpiece of a highly publicized legal battle and a national right-to-die debate. Terri Schaivo sustained serious brain damage in an unexplained collapse in February, 1990, that left her incapacitated. She suffered massive brain damage due to lack of oxygen and, after two and a half months in a coma, her diagnosis was elevated to vegetative state. In 1998, Schiavo's husband, Michael, petitioned the Sixth Circuit Court of Florida to remove her feeding tube. He was opposed by Terri’s family who argued that she was conscious.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. John Hittinger at

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