Thursday, September 8, 2005

Let's not loose this one!

Since the tragic death of Terri Schiavo, many more cases have come to light of euthanasia and assisted suicide, such as Sun Hudson from Texas. Sadly, many of our brothers and sisters die every day out of misguided mercy, lack of understanding of humanity, or just plain greed.

A case was brought to my attention today about a man in Florida named Scott Thomas. Scott suffered a blow to his head in early September 2004, and has been in successful rehabilitation since that time. He has been sustained through a feeding tube although he is able to swallow. According to the website, during his time in the hospital and in rehabilitation, Scott's wife Eliza has been vying for custody in order to have her husband's feeding tube removed.

Thankfully, Scott's mother Pamela has been successful in winning custody battles. Through her dedication and love, Scott has thrived. Currently, he is in need of many resources to continue his rehabilitation, including funds for legal counsel. The legal battle could be as brutal as it was for Terri Schiavo.

The father of Terri Schiavo has joined the fight for Scott's life in the following words. “The suffering our daughter endured and her death over the course of nearly two weeks was horrific. I am pleading with Mrs. Thomas to please reconsider her decision to seek the removal of Scott’s feeding tube and to allow him to receive the therapy and rehabilitation he needs to improve. I beg Mrs. Thomas to give her husband a chance."

Please consider a donation to support Pamela Patton as she fights for Scott's life. So much has been learned from the life and death of Terri Schiavo; let's not loose this fight!!

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