You people need to get your facts strait. The settlement was for 1 million dollars total. $700,000.00 for the care and treatment of Terri and $300,000.00 for Micheal for the loss of a loved one. Her part could not be spent on anything but her. Much of it was spent on treatment and therapy trying to improve her condition. Treatment that was stopped only when the medical professionals convinced Micheal that it was hopeless and that there was nothing that could be done for her. That's when he accepted reality and decided to see that her wishes be granted. They were 25 year old kids when this happened, they as with most people at that age did not have any large life insurance policies. The money that was awarded to him was spent on his tuition to become a nurse and for every day living expense while he juggled school and spending most of his time with her at the hospital. The rest has long been spent plus much more that he could have had having to fight to give his wife the only thing left that he could give her. Her wish to not be left a shell kept alive only by the tubes running in and out of her body serving no purpose other than to fuel the machine that was her shrine while here on earth. Y'all spout anecdotal evidence from so called care givers that only worked at the hospice for one week. One week out of 15 years of this poor souls life. Yet you totally ignore statements from long term staff members attesting to the fact that they heard the girls father threaten to make the boy's life a living hell if he didn't give him a large part of the monetary settlement. Stating that her husband spent more time by her side than her blood relations put together. That they seen the love in his eyes and the utter devastation in his heart when he realized that there was no hope that she would ever get any better. But I guess that is to be expected from you, you want to pick and choose what you believe from this tragic story just like you pick and choose from the bible the parts that support your narrow minded view on life while you ignore the the truth in the bible that shows what a hypocrite and sinner that you truly are.