Man with a sign supporting Terri
A young man stands for someone he has never met

It’s never too late to act.

Without the grassroots support the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation has received, Terri’s case might never be known.

We, as a society, have tremendous power – through the media and the people charged with making laws – to let our voices be heard.

If you or a loved one has ever been the victim of the denial of appropriate care and rehabilitation or if you have been treated as “unwanted” because of a disability, you know all too well how important Terri’s fight is.

For those of us who are fortunate enough to be considered “able bodied”, there is no more immediate need to act than now.

How you can help yourself and your family

Because of Terri’s case, people are beginning to talk more openly about the subject of living wills and their wishes for medical treatment. Most people, however, do not realize that there are Will to Live Directives that can help protect you in the event of a debilitating medical condition.

You can view sample Will to Live Directive here.

It is so important that you discuss, openly, with your family and friends your exact wishes for medical treatment and your desire for appropriate care and therapy.

Finally, get to know the statutes in your state or province that relate to medical treatment and incapacitation. What you find may surprise you.

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