My name is Renee Tate.
I am an advertising and marketing sales rep. I have been for about 13 years. I’m single and I have a sister who is mentally disabled.
Lots of people ask me why I started this site and it’s really simple.
It’s because I followed the Terri Schiavo story as it unfolded on national news. And I was outraged.
And I watched as the money-grubbing ex-husband, and the lawyers, and the courts, and the judges, and the politicians, and the US Senate, and the president of the United States of America George W. Bush, all played their parts and in the end stood by and allowed this perfectly healthy mentally disabled woman to be slowly starved and dehydrated until she died. And I was outraged.
I was outraged that a perfectly healthy, mentally disabled woman could be handed a death sentence by her money-hungry ex-husband, despite 15 years of pleas from her family that they would take care of her and I was outraged that the courts, and the judges, and the politicians, and the government of the United States, with all of its power, all of whom many of us believe are there to protect all citizens, didn’t stop it from happening.
I think it’s an important story to keep alive because if it could happen to her, it could happen to any one of us.