Friday, February 25, 2005


Was Terri a Victim of Bulimia?

There's a news story circulating that the situation that led to Terri Schaivo's collapse was brought on by bulimia. But is it true?

Clearwater, FL – On February 24, 2005, Associated Press released a report penned by Vickie Chachere which cited an eating disorder as the cause of Terri Schiavo’s mysterious collapse and ensuing brain injury on February 25, 1990.

Contrary to the account of writer Chachere, there was never a determination by any court nor the Florida Department of Health that Terri Schiavo ever suffered from any eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia or compulsive behavior that would lead to a heart failure at the age of 26.

Indeed, Florida’s Department of Health had completely and absolutely cleared Terri’s general practitioner of any negligence or wrong-doing in her case. This was after the physician had been accused by Terri’s husband of ignoring evidence of an eating disorder.

Additionally, at the time of her mysterious medical episode, Terri Schiavo stood 5’3” and weighed somewhere between 115 and 118 pounds – a slim, but normal stature and weight.

Associated Press writer, Vickie Chachere cites not ONE medical document that would affirm her careless contention that Terri Schiavo was an irresponsible dieter or a compulsive victim of an eating disorder. The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation asks Ms. Chachere to readily produce the facts upon which she penned such assertions.

The Schindler family feels she was abused, and Terri did have evidence of broken bones no one has successfully explained away. This is part of the situation the the Florida Department of Children and Families is asking for 60 days to investigate.

(source: Blogs for Terri)
It's something sad about a justice system when it takes this long to clear up something like this. Let us hope that true justice is served this time.

Check out my blog. I wrote a long post on Terry and would love to hear what you all think about it!
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