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Agoura Hills, CA, United States, 2005/03/30 - A Los Angeles-area Web portal has agreed to donate funds to a national organization dedicated to brain injury research in honor of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman who has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years.
Frank Buddenbrock, president of expertsadvice.info wants to help educate the public about the importance of Living Wills and how they can help family members make important decisions in the event an illness of injury requires them to be placed on life support systems.
“The Terri Schiavo case has the entire country thinking about how our families would react if we were ever in a situation like this,” Buddenbrock said. “That’s why we are going to donate two-dollars from the sale of every copy of The InfoAmerica Living Will Kit to aid in researching neurological disorders and stroke in honor of Terri.”
Buddenbrock will donate proceeds to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which is part of the National Institutes of Health to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury. More information is online at ninds.nih.gov.
Developed in 1985, The InfoAmerica Living Will Kit is an educational software package that helps consumers make immediate decisions regarding their medical and financial situation should they become incapacitated in the future. The Living Will Kit is legal in all 50 states.
The kit includes Living Will forms and Durable Power of Attorney forms for both health care and financial care, along with complete instructions. It retails for $11.95 and can be purchased online.
A durable power of attorney is a legal document which authorizes one person to act on behalf of the individual granting the durable power of attorney to make financial and/or medical decisions on the individual's behalf should the individual become incapacitated. “Durable” means the power of attorney survives if the individual preparing it becomes incapacitated. If no durable power of attorney is prepared and the individual becomes incapacitated, the court will appoint a guardian or conservator to make the decisions.
“Education is part of our mission and we feel strongly about this,” Buddenbrock said. “We want to empower people to take control so they can be prepared, heaven forbid, if they should ever require a feeding tube or life support.”
Founded in 2004 by Frank Buddenbrock, expertsadvice.info has a mission of becoming the world’s No. 1 source for information on How-to, Where-to, What-to, Why-to, When-to and Who-to. Buddenbrock, who is also working on a number of How-to books himself, also serves as president of Buddenbrock Foto Gruppe Inc., a company he has operated more than 20 years.