Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Terri Schiavo Can Still Be Rehabilitated, Says Nobel Prize Nominated Doctor ^

Posted on 03/08/2005 9:27:40 PM PST by oremus

Terri Schiavo Can Still be Rehabilitated, Nobel Prize-Nominated Doctor Says

by Steven Ertelt Editor March 7, 2005

Clearwater, FL ( -- Despite the contention of Terri Schiavo's estranged husband Michael and courts that have allowed him to starve her to death, a doctor nominated for the Nobel Prize says he believes medical therapies are still available that could help Terri party recover from her disabled state.

Dr. William Hammesfahr is an internationally recognized expert on cases of brain-injured patients. He has been identified in helping patients with chronic brain injuries from many causes actually leave long term disability, and return to work.

Terri Schiavo's injury, hypoxic encephalopathy, is a type of stroke that he treats every day with success.

"We, and others I know, have treated many patients worse than Terri and have seen them regain independence and dignity," Hammesfahr said.

"There are many approaches that would help Terri Schiavo," Dr. Hammesfahr explained. "I know, because I had the opportunity to personally examine her, her medical records, and her X-rays."

"It is time to help Terri, instead of just warehousing her," he added. "She would have benefited from treatment years ago, but it is not too late to start now."

This isn't the first time Hammesfahr has discussed Terri's plight.

Last year, he explained that, after examining Terri, he believed that she could eventually eat and drink on her own. He also said he believes Terri would be able to talk and have good use of one arm and one hand should be given proper rehabilitative treatment.

Hammesfahr also said he thought Terri would eventually be able to transfer herself from a wheelchair to a bed.

"The patient is not in a coma," concluded Hammesfahr said after observing Terri. "She responds to specific people best. She tries to please others by doing activities for which she gets verbal praise."

He says Terri's eyes clearly fixate on her family and she tries to follow the simple commands her parents give her. "She looks at you, she can follow commands," Hammesfahr said.

Dr. Hammesfahr was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1999.

Related web sites: Terri Schiavo's parents - Hammesfahr Neurological Institute -

Printed from:

Copyright © 2003-2004 All rights reserved. For free daily/weekly pro-life news, email us at .

> inline textas attachment Select Folder Trash Previous | Next | Back to INBOX

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2004 EarthLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Members and visitors to the EarthLink Web site agree to abide by our Policies and Agreements EarthLink Privacy Policy

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Religion; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: dcf; disabled; euthanasia; feedingtube; florida; greer; schiavo; terrischiavo

1 posted on 03/08/2005 9:27:42 PM PST by oremus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: oremus; tutstar; Siobhan

please ping to catholic list - thank you!

2 posted on 03/08/2005 9:29:53 PM PST by oremus (VIDEO OF TERRI LAUGHING AND INTERACTING WITH HER FATHER)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oremus; Admin Moderator

Duplicate thread... The same article was posted yesterday, here
Terri Schiavo Can Still be Rehabilitated, Nobel Prize-Nominated Doctor Says

plus when I click on your link at the top, I get

"Error: The Website is Linking to com WITHOUT the Script Owners Permission!!"

3 posted on 03/09/2005 10:40:08 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (FreedomLoving_Engineer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oremus

This is false.

Her CAT scans reveal spinal fluid where her frontal lobes used to be. This poor woman died many years ago. No lobes = no mind left to rehabilitate.

That's it, end of story on that score, no matter who says what.

4 posted on 03/28/2005 5:40:37 AM PST by proggy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: proggy

This is nothing more than legalized murder. Slowly starving that woman to death is cruel and unsusal punishment. We treat convicted murderers better than that! Speaking of that, I keep hearing about her husband receiving death threats. Do these people not realize that if they are thinking about killing him, they need to do it before she dies? If custody reverts to her parents, this could all be over. What he is doing amounts to murder. When he moved on with his life and had a family with another woman, he gave up any right to make decisions about her life. Didn't I hear something about a life insurance policy he will collect? Sounds like motive for murder to me.

5 posted on 03/29/2005 12:57:05 PM PST by Chatcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Chatcat

I'm sorry but the woman died many years ago leaving a shell to exist here. When one's frontal lobes are liquid any cruel and unusual death happened as that process occured, not as a result of anything anyone did today.

What he is doing is honoring her last wishes. His knowledge of them and his right to execute them have both been proven in court many times over.

6 posted on 04/14/2005 10:30:23 PM PDT by proggy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson