Terri Schiavo’s Family Launches New Radio Program on Protecting the Disabled

Bioethics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 6, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 6
, 2008

Tampa, FL (LifeNews.com) — The foundation that Terri Schiavo’s family created after her death is continuing its efforts to help the elderly and disabled obtain appropriate medical care. It is launching a new radio program on a Tampa station that will be simulcast on the Internet and later expanded to other Florida stations.

The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation will start the new America’s Lifeline program this weekend live from the Tampa studios of Talk Radio 860 WGUL, a Christian station.

Prominent radio health care advocate Cary Hall will co-sponsor the program along with Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler and her sister Suzanne Vitadamo, the foundation’s directors.

Hall is also the host of a successful radio show called The Health Insurance Advocate which broadcasts from two Midwest stations.

"America’s Lifeline is something we’ve wanted to do for some time," Vitadamo told LifeNews.com on Thursday.

"With Cary Hall’s health care expertise, my family’s experience trying to save Terri, and now running her foundation which works to save those like Terri, we’ll be able to educate Americans and raise awareness about the euthanasia movement like never before," she added.

Vitadamo said the program would focus on controversial cases of people who have been subjected to potential euthanasia or denial of lifesaving medical treatment, such as Lauren Richardson in Delaware.

It will help people learn about the best advanced directives for treatment, learn about the dangers of assisted suicide, focus on state and federal laws and explain how hospice care can be helpful.

The program will also delve into the controversial futile care theory whereby hospitals and doctors are more routinely giving up on providing care for patients they consider "too far gone."

The America’s Lifeline debut is set for 3 PM EST on Saturday, March 15, 2008 and it will also be streamed worldwide via the Internet at https://860wgul.townhall.com.

The program is poised to expand into other Florida radio markets including Orlando and Miami.

Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation – https://www.terrisfight.org