- There appears to be an extreme bias in the local newspapers
in the Tampa Bay area, which is spread across the media as if it's pure
gospel. Unsuspecting public readers of the managed media have no way of
knowing the truth without being in touch with those close to the situation.
Thank God for the Internet, then!
- Recently very misleading articles had a doctor claiming
that Terri was responsive only four minutes out of four hours of videos.
What these non-investigative reporters don't seem to realize is, just as
Kate Adamson http://www.katesjourney.com reported about her own experience
in that condition, is that Terri is very muscularly weak. Additionally
Terri is spastic, both conditions due to non-activity and no therapy. Zilch
therapy for over ten years. It takes tremendous effort and will power
to move weak under exercised spastic muscles - even of eyes, eyebrows,
throat, etc. except under an adrenal force - for instance, a shock like
the one where she lurched forward when told that she was going to be killed
if she didn't get up and get out of there last year in a secret, 'tough
love' session over a cell phone. Emotion pushes one to move in more ways
than one. If a person feels something is not worth it, lethargy sets in
real quick. I get weak and drowsy and stiff and feeling down when I lie
around too much myself. Who doesn't? Try lying around for years, bored
nearly to death, mourning the loss of your connection with family and friends
and see how much you would want to 'come out of it'.
- Ask Terry Wallis, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3052433.stm
who was not betrayed by his spouse and their new baby, not abandoned by
family and friends.. After nineteen years in a 'persistent vegetative
state', worse than Terri's is now, he started speaking. His doctor figured
out that he must really be depressed being in 'locked in' state, and started
giving him anti-depressants. Within weeks, Terry Wallis started waking
up more and speaking! Now he can say anything he wants to and is determined
to walk again some day for his 19 year old daughter. His facial muscles,
his jaw, throat are becoming less lax with the exercise of speaking! The
doctor also credits his parents and Terry's wife Sandi visiting him frequently
and bringing their daughter all these many years with her, and his family
taking him out on excursions for special events.
- Ask Kate Admanson http://www.katesjourney.com what
it was like to be weak and 'locked in' ! She supports Terri. Look at Kate,
- To view Kate's video, choose from these formats below:
- Kate was blessed to have an attorney husband that fought
for her, and got her tube replaced.
- She's now a motivational speaker traveling around the
country to help educate the public about not giving up on life, among other
things and has written a book.
- Misleading newspaper articles have had the Felos paid
doctor experts claim that Terri's cortex, the "thinking area"
is shrunk much too small to hold consciousness. Balderdash! How small
is too small? And is that hopeless? No!
- With persistent stimulation, the cortex area of the
brain grows, for crying out loud! With sheer boredom, no company, no stimulation,
no mind exercise, no one around loving you, the brain shrinks! It used
to be thought that once a brain cell dies, it would not be replaced with
new brain cells. It is now a well researched fact that brain cells do
indeed, replenish. For instance: " WASHINGTON (Reuters) - October
1999 Researchers said .. they had reversed one of the oldest beliefs
about the brain -- that brain cells do not regenerate. A team at Princeton
University said it had shown that new neurons are born in the cerebral
cortex of adult monkeys -- the part of the brain where the very highest
functions originate. They said their findings hold huge potential for treating
and preventing brain disease and damage caused by strokes or head injuries.
- Recent research shows that even anti-depressants have
been shown to make brain cells grow. http://my.webmd.com/content/article/72/81660.htm
It took several weeks for Terry Wallis's anti-depressant therapy prescribed
by Dr. Burdette before he started talking, but it worked. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3052433.stm
It worked! Research with mice and rat brains has shown the shrinking
of or the growing of the cortex with and without stimulating interesting
activities, exercises, mazes to run. Terri's dream world no doubt has become
far, far more attractive than the real world neglectful surroundings and
abusive treatment by her legal spouse. Not knowing how important it is,
she probably resents being awakened and dragged out of her nice cozy dream
world to wake up and do something difficult and stupid like watch a balloon
move around, and may even choose to ignore those bothersome intrusions,
at this point. Another report of a formerly comatose man who had been
in a similar position tells of how he refused to move a finger, literally,
for a doctor who he resented for saying he was 'brain dead' within earshot.
I wouldn't be the least surprised if Terri feels the same way. Like the
Schindlers reported, Terri has good days and she has bad days. She's a
living breathing woman who may not want to come out of it to be re-abused
until she feels it's safe.
- There are so many other cases of people recovering that
were worse off than Terri. Give her the benefit of therapy, coupled with
tender loving care, plenty of outings with her loving family and friends,
a course of anti-depressants and brain stimulating drugs and nutrients.
Terri hasn't had a chance to exercise her brain or her muscles in a long,
long time. Whose fault is that! The very team that has prevented her from
having a chance for an improved quality of life is now using this planned
condition to be the basis to finish her off. Painfully.
- Well... we've got a job to do.. educate the public ourselves.
The reporters are not educable, it seems. Like Christina of Pinellas County
and others have said, the reporter she spoke to at the vigil outside the
hospice told her that their higher ups told them what words to use, or
else. We have to do the reporting ourselves. We follow higher orders.
- Dee Rohe
- Terri's Links http://heavenlyhands.net/terrislinks.html