OCTOBER 21, 2003 may have been the most important day in 39-year-old Terri Schiavo’s life.

OCTOBER 21, 2003 may have been the most important day in 39-year-old Terri Schiavo’s life. She had been without any food or water for six days, per the order of Judge George Greer of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Clearwater, Florida. Terri’s family believed she was holding up well. But her body could surely not take much more of being deprived of all fluids.