One year later: Terri’s legacy survives

ST. PETERSBURG (FBW)–It was a painful time for the Schindler family.

PATRICIA ANDERSON: Schindler attorney, 2001-2004, the case strengthened her faith, changed her mind on abortion

ST. PETERSBURG (FBW)-In her first interview since last year’s controversial dehydration death of Terri Schiavo, Pat Anderson, a long-time attorney in St. Petersburg who worked on the case for more than three years, told Florida Baptist Witness in late March she felt like she was “dropped into boiling oil,” when she entered the case in 2001 in the midst of an appeal to the Florida Supreme Court.

DAVID GIBBS III: Telling the behind the scenes story of the final days of Terri’s life

SEMINOLE (FBW)–Attorney David Gibbs III, nearly a year after the dehydration of Terri Schiavo, is telling audiences who will listen about his part in the so-called “right-to-die” case that shook a nation and caused many to look at the way the disabled are treated in America.

Family forms the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation

ST. PETERSBURG (FBW)–Pledging to work on behalf of the disabled, elderly and other vulnerable citizens, against care rationing, euthanasia and medical killing, members of Terri Schiavo’s family will through the foundation work to educate the public on guardianship and state laws concerning death by dehydration and starvation.

Where are they now?

ST. PETERSBURG (FBW)-March 31, 2005 Terri Schiavo died after Judge George W. Greer, at the request of Terri’s husband, Michael, on March 18, 2005 issued a final judgement in the controversial and highly litigated case (see related stories). For 13 days, nutrition and hydration was withheld from Terri Schiavo and she died of marked dehydration. George Felos, a prominent "right-to-die" attorney from St. Petersburg represented Michael Schiavo in the case.