A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo - A Lesson for Us All

By Terri Schiavo's Family

(March 2006) - A year after Terri Schiavo's controversial death, her parents and siblings share their love and sorrow, their joy and pain, and stunning revelations as they celebrate Terri's life, mourn her death, and tell the whole story of the woman and the battle that captivated millions. (continue ...)

Fighting for Dear Life : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
By David Gibbs, Bob DeMoss

(July 2006) - David Gibbs took a leap of faith in 2003 when Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's parents, asked him to represent them in their desperate battle to save their daughter's life. Taking the case, Gibbs embarked on a compelling journey that would forever change his life. He watched Terri fade away in her final days and was with Mary Schindler the last time she saw Terri alive. He witnessed what the media did not see or report: that Terri was not a vegetable; that she laughed, cried, and responded to verbal commands; and that yes, her life was very much worth saving. (continue ...)

Terri's Story: The Court-Ordered Death of an American Woman
By Diana Lynne

(September 2005) - Most Americans had never heard of Terri Schindler Schiavo when the controversy over her court-ordered death exploded upon the scene in March 2005. For more than twelve years she had languished, her body slowly deteriorating in the absence of rehabilitative therapy, while the value of her life was litigated in the courts and weighed by legislators. Although she was neither dying nor dependent on machines for her life, many felt the brain-injured woman who relied on a feeding tube for nourishment should die. (continue ...)

Sacrifice for God and Country
By Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski, Terri Schiavo's Priest

(August 2011) - This is the autobiography of a Roman Catholic Priest/Chaplain who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, reflecting on his experiences as a priest and soldier. In addition to his priestly duties following his military service, Monsignor Malanowski served the poor of Haiti and was the court appointed chaplain to Terri Schindler Schiavo of which a considerable portion of this book reflects on the true value of human life. (continue ...)

Silent Witness : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death
By Mark Fuhrman

(July 2005) - We all watched Terri Schiavo die. The controversy around her case dominated the headlines and talk shows, going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, and the Vatican. And it's not over yet. Despite her death, the controversy lingers. In Silent Witness, former LAPD detective and New York Times bestselling author Mark Fuhrman applies his highly respected investigative skills to examine the medical evidence, legal case files, and police records. With the complete cooperation of Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings, as well as their medical and legal advisers, he conducts exclusive interviews with forensics experts and crucial witnesses, including friends, family members, and caregivers. (continue ...)

Tangled Web: The Schiavo Case
By June Maxam

(January 2006) - Investigative journalist June Maxam, publisher of The North Country Gazette, has written and published over 500 articles relating to the legal, judicial, moral and ethical issues of the Terri Schindler Schiavo case. "The Tangled Web: The Schiavo Case", is a compilation of more than 240 of Maxam's previously published articles about the Schiavo case, of Maxam's in-depth legal analysis of the case and its issues, the Medicare and Medicaid fraud issues, the allegations of domestic abuse, the collusion in the courts. (continue ...)

Remembering Terri Schiavo: Reflections of a Health Care Warrior
By Audrey Ignatoff

(June 2005) - This is a memorial to Terri Schiavo. It is an analysis of her life and death from a medical sociological perspective. Her case is very important because it will have an impact on the disabled population and may lead to euthanasia. It is important for people in the nursing home and hospice industry to be familiar with this case. (continue ...)

Forced Exit: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide And the New Duty to Die
By Wesley J. Smith

(January 2006) - Imagine you have just been admitted to the hospital and are asked to sign a living will, giving the hospital the right not to prolong your life if you fall into a coma. You sign, thinking that the living will serves only to prevent medical staff from taking "extraordinary measures," such as putting you on a breathing machine in such a situation. Think again. Living wills have already been used to deny patients treatment they needed and wanted. (continue ...)

Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America
By Wesley Smith

(October 2002) - When his teenaged son Christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 106-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor refused. Why bother? The boy's life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this verdict. He demanded treatment and threatened legal action. The doctor finally relented. With treatment, Christopher's temperature subsided almost immediately. Soon afterwards he regained consciousness and today he is learning to walk again. (continue ...)

Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Legacy of Love
By Christopher de Vinck

(April 2002) - I grew up in the house where my brother was on his back in his bed for almost 33 years, in the same corner of his room, under the same window, beside the same yellow walls. Oliver was blind, mute. His legs were twisted. He didn't have the strength to lift his head nor the intelligence to learn anything. Today I am an English teacher, and each time I introduce my class to the play about Helen Keller, "The Miracle Worker," I tell my students about Oliver. One day, during my first year teaching, a boy in the last row raised his hand and said, "Oh, Mr. de Vinck. You mean he was a vegetable." (continue ...)

Fighting for David: A True Story of Stubborn Love, Faith, and Hope Beyond Reason
By Leone Nunley, Dean Merrill

(February 2006) - After a terrible motorcycle accident, doctors told Leone Nunley that her son David was in a "persistent coma and vegetative state"-the same diagnosis faced by Terri Schiavo's family. Fighting for David is the story of Leone's courageous battle for David's life and his family's fight to help him overcome many of his disabilities. (Remarkably, David can now speak, walk with the aid of a walker, and with the help of a caregiver, live in his own home.) After witnessing this amazing-if less-than-perfect-outcome, Leone is uniquely qualified to help readers understand why even "imperfect" life has value and why faith and persistence can be more powerful than a doctor's diagnosis. (continue ...)

Kate's Journey: Triumph Over Adversity
By Kate Adamson

(February 2004) - Kate Adamson survived one-in-a-million odds to enjoy the success she has today. For every challenge we face, Kate's story teaches us how to meet those challenges with grace and valor. When Kate experienced a double brain-stem stroke her bright tomorrow turned into a dark timeless tunnel. The lessons she learned are a model for anyone who feels their goals are just out of reach. Kate's story connects the fragility of life with the power of the human spirit. (continue)

Locked in to Life
By R. Patton Howell, James Hall

(September 2002) - I demand to live asshole! With these five words, James Hall-one of only fifty-five people who have experienced a documented pontine stroke since 1987-began his search for a life without a body. (continue ...)