Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Starve to Kill

You are a witness to my request: Do Not Kill Me.

Fortunately my wife loves me.

Terri Schiavo has not enjoyed such blessings.

BlogsforTerri notes the hope and possibilities for Terri.

The failure of her husband and our justice system to provide for her protection and to take advantage of treatments as those described below is an indictment that history will not ignore.

Dr. William Hammesfahr is an internationally recognized expert on cases of brain-injured patients. He has been identified in helping patients with chronic brain injuries from many causes actually leave long term disability, and return to work.

Terri Schiavo's injury, hypoxic encephalopathy, is a type of stroke that he treats every day with success.

"We, and others I know, have treated many patients worse than Terri and have seen them regain independence and dignity," Hammesfahr said.

"There are many approaches that would help Terri Schiavo," Dr. Hammesfahr explained. "I know, because I had the opportunity to personally examine her, her medical records, and her X-rays."

"It is time to help Terri, instead of just warehousing her," he added. "She would have benefited from treatment years ago, but it is not too late to start now.

To warehouse a human being is not an ideal of which Americans should be proud.