John Stamos to Join Beach Boys at Terri Schiavo Foundation Concert

Bioethics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 30, 2011   |   4:49PM   |   Kettering, OH

Actor, musician and “Full House” star John Stamos will join The Beach Boys during their June 12 performance for a benefit show supporting The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network that helps disabled patients.

After country music star Randy Travis thrilled listeners at a concert last year to raise funs for the Terri Schiavo foundation, the Beach Boys are heading up the concert this time around.

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is using the concerts as a way to raise critically-needed funds to support its work helping disabled patients like Terri and their families as the next step of their mission following the Terri’s death. She was killed by her husband, who won a highly-disputed court order allowing him to remove her feeding tube and take her life during the course of a 13-day starvation and dehydration death.

The foundation has come to the aide of hundreds of disabled people and their families, helping them to find legal support, medical care and treatment, and offering input and advice on dealing with hospitals, guardians, and family members who may not value life quite as much.

Late last week, the Network announced it is “delighted” that John Stamos will be joining The Beach Boys.

John Stamos, best known for his work in television on the ABC sitcom Full House, is gifted on drums, keyboards, guitar, bass and various percussion instruments and has been performing on occasion with The Beach Boys since 1985. Stamos also has provided vocals on the song, “Forever,” from the Beach Boys 1992 album, “Summer in Paradise” and directed the band’s music video, “Hot Fun in the Summertime.”

“We are just thrilled that John Stamos is planning on being there for this special concert event. It will only add to what is sure to be a fun and memorable evening for everyone coming to the concert,” stated Director of Development, and Terri Schiavo’s sister, Suzanne Vitadamo.

“Terri and her legacy continue to touch and change lives every day thanks to the work of Terri’s Life & Hope Network,” she said. “Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships for this event will allow Terri’s Life & Hope Network to continue advocating for the lives of vulnerable persons by serving as a resource for families needing counsel and support in the United States and throughout the world.”

“Terri’s Foundation fights every day for the families faced with trying to protect their loved ones from a strong euthanasia movement,” Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler has said. “Without your support, we could not continue to be in a position to educate those on health care reform, futile care, assisted suicide and so much more.”

The Terri Schiavo 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.

To order tickets for the event, click on the advertisement on the right-hand side of this web page or go to the Fraze Pavilion Box Office.

The Schindler family most recently helped the parents of Baby Joseph Maraachli obtain a tracheotomy for their son so he can breathe easier in the last days of his life.