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Collin Raye: the New Official Spokesman for the Life and Hope Network

by | Oct 27, 2011

By Dave Andrusko

One of the objectives of National Right to Life News Today is to cue our readers into first-rate stories that you can access online. Thus one of my more pleasant tasks is to tell you about stories such as “Raye of Light: A country star gives voice to the voiceless.”

We’ve written twice about multi-platinum country-music singer Collin Raye, specifically about the song he wrote about Haley, his grandchild who was born mute, because of a neurological disability. “She’s With Me” is a song I fervently hope you’ve heard. (If you haven’t, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj6GXVTAOiU)

Mr. Raye  is now the official spokesman for the Life and Hope Network, the foundation established and headed by Terri’s Schindler Schiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler. Raye gave an delightful and life-affirming interview to Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor-at-large for National Review Online, which ran today (www.nationalreview.com/articles/281274/raye-light-kathryn-jean-lopez?pg=1).

You’ll learn why Raye was so moved by Terri’s horrible and wholly unnecessary death by starvation and dehydration. Lopez writes,

“The story is a personal one for Raye as much as it is political and cultural. His wife, Connie, suffered a heart attack and stroke when she gave birth early to their son Jacob. She would remain in a coma for eight months, and turning off the machines that were keeping her alive was suggested. But Connie would recover, after a lot of hard work relearning things such as walking and talking. She would live to be a grandmother.’

   I do want you to read the entire interview for yourself, so I’ll stop here. One thing is clear: the Life and Hope Network could not have a finer official spokesman.

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