Update About Terri November 19, 2001
Dear Friends of Terri:
Many of you know a few weeks ago Terri was moved back to Woodside Hospice. Her move was successful. I am delighted to relay to you, her parents have reported she is doing very well!
I spoke with Bob (Terri's dad) yesterday and he conveyed how he and Terri had been joking around with each other during their last visit.
Upon his arrival to Terri's room, Bob explained how he likes to tease Terri by announcing to her how his fatherly hug will come first, followed by his BIG kiss.
Bob chuckled as he continued to explain, "Cheryl, she never seems to mind my hug, but forget my kiss." He said that when he teases and tells her,
"Terri, get ready, now here comes my kiss, ....... she looks at him, scrunches up her face and then makes an expression which looks like she just bit into a lemon."
Bob explained, how he and Terri have always had a fun relationship so he enjoys teasing her.
A few days ago I spoke with Monsignor Malanowski. We were discussing how wonderful it would be if Michael Schiavo would allow Terri out of her room so she could attend her 41st birthday party.
Monsignor Malanowski said, " If all people were given the opportunity to visit and meet Terri, they would see what a lovely person she is!"
Monsignor explained there are days when he visits with Terri, how she sometimes appears to be distracted and into deep thought. ...... "it always amazes me, no matter how distracted she is, just as soon as I begin to pray with her she immediately focuses her eyes on me and does not utter a sound until we are finished with prayer."
Terri's party will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2004. We anticipate at least 200 friends joining us in the celebration of Terri's 41st birthday.
Talented musician and songwriter Wayne Galley will be traveling from California to sing LIVE at Terri's birthday party.
Listen to the DEMOS from his CD titled "LIFE." at:
http://www.hospicepatients.org/life-cd.html or www.terrisfight.org
Hear the love and passion in Wayne's voice as he sings,
"I Am Alive" (Terri's song") and "I Have The Right To Live"
The $15.00 (plus shipping) purchase of "LIFE" CD helps to support Terri's Foundation.
Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers for Terri.
Cheryl Ford RN