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Entire Family Fought For Schiavo

Entire Schindler family fought for Terri Schiavo

The effort to keep Terri Schiavo alive was a family quest for her parents and siblings. Bob and Mary Schindler, who are described by their spiritual adviser as "quiet, introverted people," stayed across the street from the hospice where Terri lived in Pinellas Park, Florida. That made it easier to visit her, and to speak to reporters.

Terri's brother, Bobby, took a break from his job as a teacher at a private Catholic high school. And sister Suzanne Vitadamo was usually at her mother's side.

Bobby says his father, now 68, was the backbone of the family's fight. But a family friend says it's taken a toll. She says Bob Schindler "looks like he's aged at least ten years since 2002." Family and friends worry about his health.

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