Family plans Schiavo book
Published September 28, 2005
TAMPA - Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings are writing a book about their struggle in the end-of-life case that divided the country and captured the attention of everyone from the Pope John Paul II to President Bush, a publisher said Tuesday.
The yet-untitled memoir by parents Bob and Mary Schindler, brother Bobby Schindler and sister Suzanne Vitadamo will be published by Warner Books in March to coincide with the first anniversary of the death of the brain-damaged woman, whose feeding tube was removed after her husband won a court order to do so.
Also planned for release in March is a memoir by Schiavo's husband, Michael, who fought his in-laws for eight years to end her life, arguing that she would not have wanted to be kept alive in what doctors called a persistent vegetative state. Michael Schiavo said he is collaborating with author Michael Hirsh on Terri: the Truth .
The Schindlers will donate profits from their book to a foundation they established when they were fighting over Terri's fate, Warner Books said.
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