Remember Terri Schiavo – Terri's Day

Today is Terri’s Day

March 31, 2011 by Doug Parris


Terri’s Day (CNA).- The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation and Priests for Life have established March 31 as “Terri’s Day” to mark the death of the severely-disabled Terri Schiavo from dehydration after her feeding tube was removed by court order [of Judge George Greer].
The full title of the commemoration is “International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo, and All of Our Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters.”  The organizers hope that “Terri’s Day” will foster education, prayer, and activism regarding discrimination against the disabled.  They hope the day will also encourage advocacy for those in situations similar to that of Terri Schiavo and her family.
President of Priests for Life Father Frank Pavone said, “Those of us who were with Terri will never forget her life and her death. For the sake of all the vulnerable, it is critically important that those who never knew Terri likewise remember the lessons that God taught us through her.”
Suzanne Vitadamo, Terri’s sister, said “No family should ever have to witness what my family witnessed, watching a loved one slowly dehydrate to death. We want Terri’s day to remind us all that persons with disabilities are never burdens and should be treated with nothing but our unconditional love and compassion.”
Both the websites of Terri’s Foundation and Priests for Life host educational information and prayer materials related to the day.  Recommended “Terri’s Day” activities include prayer in remembrance of Terri Schiavo, essay contests about the Schiavo case and right to life issues, volunteering at a nursing home or hospital, and spending time with a disabled friend or relative. 
The websites are located at and
Related Reagan Wing Story:
“I helped starve Terri Schiavo to death!” Dave Reichert brags

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Nelson Rose

I don’t mean to sound insensitive but, if a person is not capable of sustaining life on their own and has to be “plugged in” to even breathe what are we accomplishing? Are we not just prolonging the inevitable? And in doing so preventing them from them from passing on to whatever realm lies beyond that of this earth? If all Christians want to go to heaven than why stop them? Unplug the machine and leave it in God’s hands…

Nelson Rose

@sage_brush You make 2 assumptions – 1. That I have never experienced this and 2. That you can read my mind and understand my intentions. You are wrong on both parts. 12 years ago my father was in a tragic accident. He was hooked up to a machine that enabled him to breathe and eat. After about 3 weeks in this inanimate state his wife (he had remarried) came to me (I was the oldest) and asked what to do. Here I was, at 24, looking at my father laying there motionless with wires and tubes everywhere. I knew that… Read more »


Sorry for your loss Nelson. I have lived through and witnessed the tragic and painful death of three relatives. While I may agree with you on the reason to consider to “Live a life of tubes in their throats and needles in their arm’s is wrong,”,that is THEIR choice. They gave their life as did Christ did for us. To know our saviour is to love him. And to witness the peaceful transitions of our loved ones to be wiith God is truly a miracle.