Terri spent the previous 15 years in a coma. Although the main question at the center of the public debate was whether the decision to discontinue her life support was justified. This case is a better example of why you need a Living Will and how tragedy can strike at any age. Below is a timeline of events.
Terri Schindler was born on December 3, 1963, and married Michael Schiavo in 1984. The Schiavo and Schindler families were close and friendly.