.- Michigan Catholic Radio will honor Bob and Mary Schindler, parents of Terri Schiavo, with its 2005 Culture of Life Award this evening. The Schindlers will speak at WCAR 1090 AM’s seventh anniversary gala at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center about their ongoing advocacy for disability rights through the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, which they established.
Over nearly 20 years, the Schindlers pursued legal means to preserve the life of their brain-damaged daughter. The fight ended in March, when Terri's feeding tube was removed by court order at the request of her husband, Michael, and over the objections of the Schindler family, who sought to care for Terri themselves.
The evening’s program will also feature video tributes of John Paul II, Terri Schiavo and Fr. Robert Fox of the Fatima Family Apostolate, who is receiving Catholic Radio's Pillar of the Church Award.