Bobby Schindler advocates for the medically vulnerable in honor of Terri Schiavo, his sister. He speaks internationally, and can be booked through Ambassador, CMG Booking or Catholic Speakers Association.
Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's brother
Bobby Schindler is the President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network which works to protect the lives of the medically vulnerable and disabled from the threat of euthanasia. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network was the 2009-2010 recipient of the Gerard Health Life Prizes Award. The only son of Bob and Mary Schindler, Bobby was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his sisters, Terri and Suzanne. After his graduation from LaSalle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, Bobby went on to obtain a degree in meteorology from Florida State University.
Bobby's life took a dramatic and unexpected turn in February of 1990 when his older sister, Terri, suddenly collapsed and was left with a profound cognitive disability. When Terri's estranged husband sought court permission to starve and dehydrate her to death, Bobby was suddenly propelled into a life he'd never imagined. He spoke in defense of his sister's life on numerous national television and radio programs including Hannity & Colmes, Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Glenn Beck Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, the 700 Club, EWTN and many others.
Following Terri's tragic death on March 31, 2005, Bobby gave up his teaching job at Tampa Catholic High School and became a full-time pro-life and disability rights advocate. Today, Bobby through the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network assists families in need of legal action to prevent their loved ones from health care rationing and food and water removal. Terri's Life & Hope Network has provided resources and support to over 1000 families and has been involved in hundreds of cases helping to protect persons who were in or potentially facing life-threatening situations. He has spoken extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally, having spoken in 44 states, at 29 universities, colleges, and medical schools and in 9 countries abroad which includes addressing giving a firsthand account about Terri's story which was largely misrepresented by the mainstream media. Bobby talks about the effects this case has had across America and about the tens of thousands of individuals living like Terri today.
Bobby has also been asked to testify before state legislatures in Ohio, Florida, Louisiana, California and Kentucky, and has addressed Members of Parliament in Canada and Australia concerning the protection of the medically vulnerable. He and his family have also authored the book A Life That Matters (2006), regarding their decade long struggle to care for his sister Terri. Bobby also co-hosted on America's Lifeline, a weekly radio program that covered such topics as euthanasia, futile care and assisted suicide.
The Schindler family continues to advocate for persons with disabilities and works tirelessly to put an end to the growing pro-death mentality that is plaguing our nation.
"Your presentation was excellent, and we owe you a debt of gratitude for your stand on
life and your life dedication to proclaiming the truth about life. Your witness is powerful."
"Overall the weekend was amazing. Many people, including me, were moved to tears."
"The talk by Bobby Schindler was outstanding and very informative, something I will always remember."
"Terri Schiavo's brother's talk was very moving and powerful."
"Especially enjoyed Bobby Schindler - moving and astonishing."
"Thank you for being a part of our life issues conference. Your presentation was very moving. It is amazing what the media has done to Terri's story. Thank you for speaking out for those who cannot."
Previous Speaking Events
Bobby Schindler and his family have spoken widely, including:
AUSTRIA – Linz, Vienna
AUSTRALIA – Brisbane, Sydney, Toowoomba, MacKay, Melbourne
CANADA – Chatham, Dunville, Edmonton, Hamilton, Kirkland Lake, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg
ENGLAND – Derbyshire, London, Swanwick
GERMANY – Bamberg, Fulda, Mainz
IRELAND – Dublin
ITALY – Rome
MEXICO – Mexicali, Mexico City, Queretaro
NEW ZEALAND – Auckland
ALABAMA – Birmingham, Irondale
ALASKA – Anchorage, Kenai, Wasilla
ARIZONA – Phoenix
ARKANSAS – Little Rock
CALIFORNIA – Anaheim, Bakersfield, Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Visalia
COLORADO – Boulder
CONNECTICUT – Cromwell
DELAWARE – Newark
FLORIDA – Brandon, DeFuniak Springs, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Oreland, Orlando, Ormond Beach, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, San Antonio,
Tallahassee, Tamarac, Tampa, Valrico, Venice, Vero Beach
GEORGIA – Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Warner Robins
HAWAII – Hilo
ILLINOIS – Aurora, Galesburg, Lisle, Rockford
INDIANA – Indianapolis, South Bend
IOWA – Carroll, Des Moines
KANSAS – Kansas City, Lawrence, Wichita
KENTUCKY – Frankfort, Highland Heights, Louisville
LOUISIANA – Baton Rouge
MARYLAND – Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, College Park
MASSACHUSETTS – Agawa, Boston
MICHIGAN – Bay County, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Flint, Jackson, Monroe, Lenawee County, Orchard Lake, Southgate, Traverse City, Troy
MINNESOTA – Duluth, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Silver Lake
MISSOURI – Kansas City, St. Louis
NEBRASKA – Hartington, Lincoln, Omaha, Wayne
NEW HAMPSHIRE – Bedford, Manchester
NEW JERSEY – Clark, Medford, Newark, Princeton, Piscataway, Morristown, Newark, South Orange
NEW MEXICO – Albuquerque, Farmington
NEW YORK – Albany, Bronx, Ithaca, Medford, New York, Syracuse, Verona
NEVADA – Reno
NORTH DAKOTA – Dickinson, Hankinson
NORTH CAROLINA – Elizabeth City, Charlotte
OHIO – Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kettering, Newbury, Oxford, Steubenville, Troy
OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma City, Shawnee
OREGON – Portland
PENNSYLVANIA – Ambler, Broomall, East Norriton, Erie, Essington, Everett, Fort Washington, Downingtown, Greensburg, Kennett Square, Lower Merion, Malvern, Merion Station, Mifflinburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Oreland, Richboro, Scranton, Shamokin, Springfield, Southampton, Valley Forge, Villanova, Warminster, West Brandywine, Wilkes Barre
SOUTH CAROLINA – Columbia
SOUTH DAKOTA – Aberdeen
TENNESSEE – Chattanooga, Nashville
TEXAS – Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock
UTAH – Salt Lake City
VIRGINIA – Lansdowne, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
WASHINGTON – Kennewick, Seattle
WEST VIRGINIA – Morgantown
WISCONSIN – Appleton, Brookfield, Cable, Eau Claire, Nashotah, Milwaukee, Osceola, Ripon, Superior, Walworth, Wisconsin Dells
WYOMING – Cody
Colleges, Universities, Law, and Medical Schools
University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame Law School
Kansas Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin
Grove City College
University of Colorado
Catholic University of America
Seton Hall University
The College of William & Mary
Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Ave Maria University
Ave Maria School of Law
Franciscan University of Steubenville
University of Florida
Valencia Community College
University of Central Florida
St. Gregory’s University
Northern Kentucky University
University of Louisville
University of Cincinnati
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Houston Law School
McGovern Medical School
Texas A&M University
Southern Methodist University Law School
Dartmouth Medical School