Bobby Shindler Remembers Sister Terri Schiavo on Anniversary of Her Death

March 31st, 2005. A woman in Florida was starved to death by her husband.

Glenn was originally on the wrong side of this battle. Before he moved to Florida, he'd never heard the name of Terri Schiavo. When he learned her story, he didn't put much forth much thought before coming out in favor of the "free Terri Schiavo from her suffering" point of view.

Glenn’s Transformation

A listener called during Glenn's radio program with a special request.

"Glenn, I want you to really think about these particular things this weekend," the caller said.

After really doing his homework and really thinking about it, Glenn came back on the air the following Monday with a change of heart.

"I'm on the wrong side," Glenn said. "We have to change."

This was in direct conflict with the prevailing notion at the radio station that Glenn should just "shut up" and not say anything about it. Just leave it alone. But the thought if remaining silent kept Glenn awake at night. He felt compelled to tell the truth.

Remembering Terri

Terri Schaivo's brother, Bobby Schindler, joined Glenn on radio Thursday, discussing memories of the difficult time they shared together.

"We fought alongside with the Schindler family for many years and tried to be a voice nationally after we were picked up nationally for people in Terri's condition. And there's a lot of them. She eventually was starved to death," Glenn said.

"Since that time, I can't tell you the number of people that have been in Terri's exact situation that have revived out of the coma, that for no reason --- doctors don't understand it, and they talk about how they were present and they heard everything in the room."

Despite their own painful experience, the family they took what happened on March 31st, 2005 and became a voice for the voiceless, working to uphold human dignity for those who are medically vulnerable through the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

Glenn said he thinks this is going to become more and more important as we progress through technology and understanding what life really is.

More from Glenn's interview below.

Memorial Mass

GLENN: Are you having the Philadelphia dinner tonight?

BOBBY: Yes. We're having a memorial mass as we did last year. This year, we're going to have more of a cocktail-type reception following the mass, rather than a dinner. But we're getting a good turnout. And so we're excited. And obviously it's to, not only to remember Terri, Glenn, but also to remember, as you just said, you know, all the other vulnerable people out there that really are at risk of dying the same way Terri died.

GLENN: Which is a -- which is a horrible, horrible way to die. I mean, starving people to death, not giving them food and water is cruel and unusual. I mean, it is -- it's beyond cruel.

BOBBY: Well, and for our family to have to walk in for two weeks and watch my sister die this way and watch my -- have to the experience, my parents having to watch their daughter die this way is something that I can probably never describe. And I got to tell you, Glenn, and I think I might have mentioned this to you before, but my dad died 2009. And he died really holding himself responsible for not being able to stop this madness, this insanity from happening to my sister.

Recognizing Those Still Fighting

GLENN: Bobby, tell me how many people in the country are going through this right now with their families?

BOBBY: Well, it's hard to know, Glenn, because there's a lot of dynamics involved. They're having a real strong push by those in the medical profession to convince people that the best thing to do, that people who have any types of brain injury -- and even others who are medically vulnerable -- to end their lives.

So we -- we just get calls from the families that are fighting against these types of determinations. And families that know we're out there in a position to help them with the resources we have.

So it's really hard to know, you know, how many families are experiencing this, the pressure to end certain treatment. But we do know this, we do know that with the changes in our health care system over the past ten, 20 years or longer than that, that hospitals are making decisions that are in the best interest of the hospital, rather than the best interest of the patient. And this is all, I believe, I think you would probably agree, that it's all money-driven.

And diagnoses are being made in a relatively short period of time to end life, without giving families and the patient a chance for any type of meaningful recovery. So the system -- I think you mentioned it in the beginning, I don't think people realize just how insidious people behind this issue, how much they are really controlling our health care system today and the medical treatment people will or will not receive.

Fighting For the Defenseless

GLENN: So, Bobby, what does the network do that you've started? What does your -- your charity do?

BOBBY: Well, after Terri's death, our family really recognized the need because of what happened with Terri and her battle. And really the arrogance of the people behind this issue and how relentless they are and the changes that they're making. So we wanted to really be the organization that we couldn't find when we were looking for help trying to defend Terri. And we really have built an enormous amount of resources.

So when families help us -- we've had an incredible amount (inaudible), whatever the situation might be, of stopping whatever it is that the hospital might be trying to do, as far as stopping treatment, we've been able to stop that process and be able to help these patients get the treatment that the families are trying to get for their loved ones.

GLENN: I met last year when I was up in Philadelphia with you, I met a family, a mom and a daughter that you guys had gotten involved with. And they were at the poor end of the scale of life. And the hospital just took over and wanted to kill -- I believe it was the son. Right?

BOBBY: Yeah. In fact, they're still dealing with that case, Glenn, believe it or not.

GLENN: Bobby, I have never seen a family endure what you guys did in the Schindler family. I have watched you over the years, and I've watched your family, and I have such profound respect for your mom and dad and your sister and you. And we just wanted you to know that we're thinking about you today. Today is Terri's Day, in honor of Terri Schiavo.

Getting Involved

And if you would like to get involved and you would like to find out more, go to lifeandhope.com/Beck. You can donate there to help. You can get involved. The biggest thing you can do -- if you know somebody that is in this situation, is connect with lifeandhope.com. If you care about this -- this is as important as abortion is, this is as important as the Nazarene Fund is, we don't crucify people for their religious belief, we don't kill babies in the womb, and we certainly don't kill people that we think have an inferior life. We don't let these hospitals and these insurance companies make this kind of decision for people, when the families are there fighting for them.

Featured Image: Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Facebook page

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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