Letter from Terri's Brother
Week of May 9, 2011
On Sunday, April 17th, my family attended the Grand Opening and dedication ceremony to the memory of my sister, Terri Schiavo, at New Beginnings Community Center in Medford, NY. The New Beginnings Center provides therapy and rehabilitation exclusively to persons with cognitive disabilities.
Allyson Scerri, the founder and CEO of this new state of the art rehabilitation facility, contacted my family through Terris Life & Hope Network several months ago expressing her desire to remember my sister in a special way on the site of New Beginning Community Center.
It was soon after, we learned that entire center would be dedicated to Terris memory and all others like her who did not have the chance for continued therapy and rehabilitation.
The Grand Opening of New Beginnings was a very special day with nearly 400 supporters, caregivers, brain injury survivors and their families in attendance. Board Member, Tom Archer, whose son Ben experienced a traumatic brain injury, said, If you believe enough, you can make anything happen. This statement hit home as the very words of my sister, which gave the inspiration to the name of Terris Network, is Where theres Life, theres Hope.
There always remains hope for the cognitively disabled and their families. Our desire is that New Beginnings will be the first of many health care facilities where the traumatic brain injured and cognitively disabled can receive proper ongoing care and rehabilitation.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone at New Beginnings for their unconditional love and commitment to helping those with cognitive brain injuries and their families.
Please take a few minutes to view some of the pictures that were taken throughout this very memorable day.
Terris Life & Hope Concert!
The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert featuring The Beach Boys and The Lettermen is just around the corner Sunday, June 12th at the Fraze Pavilion (near Dayton, OH) and tickets are going fast! Click here to read more about the concert and how you can purchase tickets!
There are several types of sponsorships available, as well. This includes Individual Sponsors for only $100. All proceeds will help us continue forward with our mission of helping our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Please consider sponsoring the concert, click here to learn more.
We sincerely value and appreciate your support!
Baby Joseph News!
We are delighted to announce that on Baby Joseph was sent home to be with his family. Franciscan Brother and Terris Life & Hope Board Member, Brother Paul ODonnell recently visited with Baby Joseph and his family at their home and reports that the family is doing well, and that Baby Joseph is resting comfortably, breathing on his own, and is happy to be home!
Terris Life & Hope Network was honored to assist this family in their fight to make proper medical decisions for the treatment of their son. Thanks for all your prayers and support for this child and his family.