Letter From Terri's Life & Hope Network
Week of May 14, 2012
As you might have read, last week we issued a press release that the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has moved its headquarters to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
There were several reasons why it was decided to make this move to the Philadelphia area. Not only has there been a growing amount of our time spent in the New York and Washington DC region, but our family is from the Philadelphia suburbs and it was hard to ignore the level of support we still maintain from this area.
With the amount of resources that are now available to us in Philadelphia, it will only serve to help us fight for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. We are also very excited to announce that this is where we will begin the process of establishing the first Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Rehabilitation Center. This will be a state of the art facility that provides rehabilitation and therapy services to those with cognitive disabilities.
Terri’s Day 2012!
The 7th Annual Terri Schiavo Memorial Mass for “Terri’s Day” was held on Friday, March 30th at the Ave Maria Oratory in Ave Maria, FL. We are always so touched by those who travel from far distances to attend this mass, with many coming from across our nation and as far as Canada to participate.
Father Robert Tatman along with several other priests celebrated what was a beautiful Mass. Co-celebrant Father Dennis Wilde, Associate Director with Priests for Life, gave a very touching and powerful homily that won’t soon be forgotten. You can read more about Fr. Wilde’s homily by clicking here!
In conjunction with Terri’s Day, The Law of Life Summit 2 was held at the Ave Maria School of Law prior to Terri’s Memorial Mass to help “create measurable and achievable pro-life objectives” and also raise awareness through education. I was privileged to be invited to speak, along with Terri’s Life & Hope Network Chairman of the Board, Br. Paul O’Donnell and several others pro-life leaders to a room full of eager law students. My mother, Mary, my sister, Suzanne, and I were also honored to be given an award for our work fighting for our most vulnerable.