Michael Schiavo was the husband and legal guardian of Terri Schiavo, and fought a 12 year battle to take Terri off nutrition and hydration, thus, ending her life on March 31st of this year.
According to LifeNews, Schiavo was given "Guardian of the Year Award by the Florida State Guardianship Association" for "keeping Terri's wishes" which were never written down in any way and were disputed by a friend who quoted Terri's response to a similar case as being, "Where there is life, there is hope."
Pro-life groups are rightly horrified by this decision. If Michael Schiavo is Guardian of the Year, what are the people who labor day in and day out, year in and year out, caring for family members with varying degrees of disability?! Unsung heros, in my opinion.
There is so much wrong with this decision. Local chapters instructed those interested in nominating award recipients to nominate those guardians "who represented their wards 'with service that improves the wards' quality of life.'"
Did Michael Schiavo improve Terri's quality of life by refusing to turn over guardianship to her parents who offered to fully finance her care? What about fighting in the courts to have her nutrition tube removed? Did that improve her quality of life?
Has the world turned completely upside down?