It began like most marriages: in happiness, bliss, and love. November 10, 1984 marked the gathering of friends and the marriage of Terri Schindler and Michael Schiavo. After just six years of marriage, and still very much in love, their lives changed forever. At age 27, Terri suffered a heart attack. Michael called 9-1-1, and his wife was rushed to the hospital. She never regained consciousness.