FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 10, 2007
Terri's Day Announced -- Groups Call for Special Remembrances
of Terri Schiavo
Contact: Jerry Horn, Priests for Life, 540-220-0095; Bobby Schindler,
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 727-490-7603
NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Terri
Schindler Schiavo Foundation and Priests for Life have jointly announced
the establishment of the "International Day of Prayer and Remembrance
for Terri Schindler Schiavo, and All of Our Vulnerable Brothers and
Sisters" ("Terri's Day"), to be observed each year on March 31, the date
of Terri's death.
The purpose of the day, the groups explained, is to foster
education, prayer, and activism regarding discrimination against the
disabled, and advocacy for people in situations similar to what Terri
and her family faced.
Fr. Frank Pavone said, "Those of us who were with Terri will never
forget her life and her death. For the sake of all the vulnerable, it is
critically important that those who never knew Terri likewise remember
the lessons that God taught us through her."
Suzanne Vitadamo, Terri's sister, adds "No family should ever have
to witness what my family witnessed, watching a loved one slowly
dehydrate to death. We want Terri's day to remind us all that persons
with disabilities are never burdens and should be treated with nothing
but our unconditional love and compassion."
In the early weeks of 2008, educational and prayer materials will be
released that can be used by parishes, disability and pro-life groups
and all communities to observe Terri's Day.
Priests for Life is the largest Catholic organization exclusively
dedicated to fighting abortion and euthanasia.
Terri's Foundation is dedicated to promoting the Culture of Life,
embracing the true meaning of compassion by opposing the practice of