Never Forget. Our Thanks To You.

Though it can be a challenge to thank each person individually, so many people have come together in support of Terri Schindler-Schiavo and her rights as a disabled individual.

The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation received thousands of emails and faxes showing concern for this young woman and the outpouring of kindness and generosity has been breathtaking.

Even though we may not always have the ability to respond to every contact, your help is greatly appreciated.

The Original Grassroots Movement

The intervention of Florida lawmakers to stop a crime from being committed would not have happened without action from the community. People from all walks of life have taken a stand so that a terrible an irreversible wrong does not happen. This is the power of the grassroots movement. Together, we make a difference.

Within the disability community, there are many who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of others. The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation recognized the following for their commitment to the safety and well-being of disabled individuals:

  • Blogs for Terri
  • Hyscience
  • Not Dead Yet
  • Hospice Patients Alliance
  • Joni and Friends
  • Epivalothanasia
  • Fr. Rob Johansen
  • The Brothers of Peace
  • Wesley J. Smith

Special Thanks goes to Glenn Beck for his tireless dedication to Terri’s plight.

This is, by no means, a complete list of the people and groups who have spoken out on behalf of Terri. We will update as soon as we possibly can.

The Lawmakers Who Took A Stand

The following people stood firmly for a vulnerable person and worked to ensure that an innocent life was not needlessly ended.

Read more about Terri’s Law here.

Note: Democratic Presidential Hopeful (at the time), Joseph Leiberman and President George W. Bush both supported the actions of Florida’s Governor and lawmakers in their action.

  • The Governor
  • Gov. Jeb Bush

House Members who voted “Yes”

  • Rep. Sandra Adams
  • Rep. Bob Allen
  • Rep. Thirrel Altman
  • Rep. Kevin Ambler
  • Rep. Rafael Arza
  • Rep. Frank Attkisson
  • Rep. Dennis Baxley
  • Rep. Aaron Bean
  • Rep. Allan Bense
  • Rep. Kim Berfield
  • Rep. Gus Bilirakis
  • Rep. Marsha Bowen
  • Rep. Donald Brown
  • Rep. Frederick Brummer
  • Rep. Johnnie Byrd, Jr.
  • Rep. Jennifer Carroll
  • Rep. Donna Clarke
  • Rep. Larry Cretul
  • Rep. Faye Culp
  • Rep. Don Davis
  • Rep. Mike Davis
  • Rep. Charles Dean, Sr.
  • Rep. Carl Domino
  • Rep. Greg Evers
  • Rep. Frank Farkas
  • Rep. Heather Fiorentino
  • Rep. William Galvano
  • Rep. Andy Gardiner
  • Rep. Hugh Gibson III
  • Rep. J. Goodlette
  • Rep. Carole Green
  • Rep. Gayle Harrell
  • Rep. Lindsay Harrington
  • Rep. Ed Homan
  • Rep. Randy Johnson
  • Rep. Stan Jordan
  • Rep. James Kallinger
  • Rep. Beverly Kilmer
  • Rep. Jeff Kottkamp
  • Rep. Dick Kravitz
  • Rep. Kenneth Littlefield
  • Rep. Marcelo Llorente
  • Rep. David Mealor
  • Rep. Sandra Murman
  • Rep. Dave Murzin
  • Rep. Mitch Needelman
  • Rep. Joe Negron
  • Rep. Pat Patterson
  • Rep. Joe Pickens
  • Rep. L. Ralph Poppell
  • Rep. Ron Reagan
  • Rep. David Rivera
  • Rep. Julio Robaina
  • Rep. Dennis Ross
  • Rep. Marco Rubio
  • Rep. Ray Sansom
  • Rep. David Simmons
  • Rep. Joseph Spratt
  • Rep. John Stargel
  • Rep. Baxter Troutman
  • Rep. Leslie Waters
  • Rep. Edward Bullard
  • Rep. Bob Henriquez
  • Rep. Wilbert Holloway
  • Rep. Suzanne Kosmas
  • Rep. Sheri McInvale
  • Rep. Matthew Meadows

Senate Members who voted “Yes”

  • Senator Jeff Atwater
  • Senator Charles Clary
  • Senator David Constantine
  • Senator Anna Cowin
  • Senator Victor Crist
  • Senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla
  • Senator Mike Fasano
  • Senator Rodolfo Garcia, Jr.
  • Senator Mike Haridopolos
  • Senator Dennis Jones
  • Senator James King, Jr.
  • Senator Tom Lee
  • Senator Evelyn Lynn
  • Senator Durell Peaden, Jr.
  • Senator Bill Posey
  • Senator Kenneth Pruitt
  • Senator Burt Saunders
  • Senator Jim Sebesta
  • Senator Daniel Webster
  • Senator Stephen Wise
  • Sen. Walter Campbell
  • Sen. Alfred Lawson
  • Sen. Lesley Miller
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