Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Joins Priests for Life in Victory Celebration for Saving the Life of Baby Joseph
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 14, 2011 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network applauds Priests for Life in the rescue of Baby Joseph Maraachli from the London Health Sciences Centre located in London, Ontario.
Baby Joseph was hours from being pulled off life support at LHSC before his situation made national headlines, forcing the hospital to cease its efforts to end the baby's life.
Fortunately, through the advocacy of various organizations and countless people, Baby Joseph was transferred to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO yesterday evening.
"This is a great victory for Baby Joseph, his family and for all the people and organizations that were committed to helping this precious child," said Bobby Schindler, Executive Director of Terri's Life & Hope Network.
"I'm just delighted that a ground swell of support began once we met with the family in Canada, and thankfully, Priests for Life followed with their help. Not only is this significant for this child but for all the medically dependent whose lives are at risk of health care rationing," Schindler added.
"If there is a chance this boy can live, we have to explore every option. Now that we have won the battle against the medical bureaucracy in Canada, the real work of saving Baby Joseph can begin," said Father Pavone.
Terri's Life & Hope Network continues to protect those with profound cognitive disabilities and is proud to network with pro-life and disability rights organization in situations like Baby Joseph's. We ask for continued prayers for this child and all those who have experienced a cognitive disability.
Terri's Life & Hope Network was established by the family members of Terri Schiavo to protect the rights of people with cognitive disabilities. It has communicated with and supported more than 1,000 families, and has been involved in hundreds of cases since Terri's Death. Terri's Network was the recipient of the Gerard Health Foundation Life Prizes Award for their efforts in protecting the value and dignity of the profoundly brain injured. You can visit Terri's Network (terrisfight.org) to learn more about their life saving work.