Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us

By: Gibbs, David (with Demoss, Bob)

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David Gibbs took a leap of faith in 2003 when Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's parents, asked him to represent them in their desperate battle to save their daughter's life. Taking the case, Gibbs embarked on a compelling journey that would forever change his life. He watched Terri fade away in her final days and was with Mary Schindler the last time she saw Terri alive. He witnessed what the media did not see or report: that Terri was not a vegetable; that she laughed, cried, and responded to verbal commands; and that yes, her life was very much worth saving. David Gibbs says, "After Terri died, Bob and Mary asked me to tell what really happened -- specifically the tragedy of this landmark case -- so that many others would be spared from a similar fate. I make no apology that, from my perspective, what happened to Terri was wrong. Very wrong. Maybe you agree. Then again, maybe you disagree, or the jury is still out in your mind. I believe if you will join me as I present my case, you will come to understand: Why I fought for Terri. Why I'd do it again. And why I'd fight for you, too. Now, read the story for yourself and learn how you can protect yourself and your family against a similar tragedy. Why Does Terri Schiavo's Life -- and Death -- Matter for America? David Gibbs, attorney for Mary and Bob Schindler, Terri's parents, gives his insider's account of the story that tore the heart out of a nation. He explains how Terri's case has become the Roe v. Wade of our generation.

Title: Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us

Author Name: Gibbs, David (with Demoss, Bob)

Categories: Philosophy, Crime/Courts, Politics,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Bethany House: 2006

ISBN Number: 076420243X

ISBN Number 13: 9780764202438

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 009867

Description: 288 pp.With 88 pp. glossy b&w photos. Partial stain, similar to coffee ring, on front cover. Otherwise clean. Inscribed on preliminary blank page to Billie Brown "your friend David Gibbs Matt. 25:40, 11/11/08" Dramatic, emotional story from the lawyer who represented the parents of Terri Schiavo, in a Florida right to die case that drew national attention and legislative action in 2005. Ultimately, Michael Schiavo won the right to disconnect a feeding tube that kept his wife alive in a "vegetative state" for 15 years. Lacks dust jacket. Size: 8vo - 9.24 in Tall

Keywords: LAW. LIFE. RIGHT TO DIE. EUTHENASIA. PROBATE. TERRY SCHIAVO.