How to Help
It is important that people understand their state laws as they relate to the withdrawal of ordinary provisions. Many laws have changed or have been amended in recent years and your current advanced directive (or lack of one) might be dangerous under the new laws. We strongly urge all people to carefully read current state laws and to secure legal advice when considering them.
We also encourage people to take proactive measures to ensure that their desires for ordinary care be observed. Considering a health care surrogate, a Protective Medical Decisions Directive along with a Will to Live Directive may be an excellent alternative to the traditional living will.
Through the internet, public awareness efforts and advocacy for the disabled and elderly, community involvement has a direct and positive impact. Becoming a volunteer is a good way to start.
Throughout Terri's ordeal and her family's attempts to protect her life, many people from across the nation and around the globe offered their help, kindness and friendship. For this, we can never fully express our gratitude.
Since that time, people have contacted us, wanting to keep up the work Terri's Network established by helping to educate others, becoming involved in the legislative process, offering legal resources and social resources to support families in similar situations and patients victimized by care rationing.
One of the primary goals of Terri's Network is to build a network of attorneys and doctors dedicated in protecting the rights of vulnerable, disabled and elderly persons through activism and public awareness.
If you are an attorney or in the medical profession and would like to join us, please tell us a little about yourself. One of our site volunteers will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Your information will be kept confidential.
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By making a donation to the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network you are helping persons with disabilities, and the incapacitated who are in or potentially facing life-threatening situations. Thank you for enabling us to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
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