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10/13/03 PINELLAS PARK SCHIAVO  Terri Schiavo's father Bob Schindler and Terri's sister  Suzanne Carr talk Monday outside the Hospice where Terri's feeding tube may be removed Wednesday. A vigil started Monday people taking part plan to stay outside the Hospice till Terri dies or till the removal of the tube is postponed. BACKSTORY: The Terri Schiavo case was a legal struggle involving prolonged life support in the United States that lasted from 1998 to 2005. At issue was whether to carry out the decision of the husband of Teresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo to terminate life support for her. Terri was diagnosed by doctors as being in a persistent vegetative state. The highly publicized and prolonged series of legal challenges presented by her parents and by state and federal legislative intervention effected a seven-year delay before life support finally was terminated. She died on March 31, 2005, in St. Petersburg, Florida...CONTACT Carla Hotvedt at SILVER IMAGE Photo Agency and Weddings 352.373-5771 or carla@silverimagephotoagency.com.
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