A Wisconsin father was forced to watch his teenage daughter, Grace, die over FaceTime while she was inside an Appleton, Wisc., hospital, he told Alpha News this week.
Scott Schara joined Liz Collin Reports to discuss the groundbreaking case.
Grace Schara died in October 2021 during the pandemic. Pictures and videos captured Grace’s incredible spirit.
“Grace was 19 when she met the Lord on Oct. 13 of 2021. Grace had Down Syndrome. Most people would think somebody with Down Syndrome can’t do much, but Grace was not just our life. She was the life of the party. She did everything. I deer hunted with Grace. She played violin at my daughter Jessica’s wedding. My wife did a fantastic job at homeschool so Grace could read, she could write, and she got humor,” Schara remarked.
Schara said during COVID “the propaganda” got to his family and they wanted to go to a wedding on Oct. 1.
“We thought we better just test Grace. So, my wife went into Walgreens, got a home test, and we tested her for COVID. She was positive. We got her on ivermectin, vitamins and on Oct. 6, one of the things that we were doing as part of that protocol is monitoring her oxygen saturation. On that morning, it dropped to 88%. Unfortunately, the protocol at the time said that that’s an emergency and you should admit yourself to the hospital if your oxygen drops below 94%. So, we did that,” Schara said.
“I know with a hundred percent certainty that if we would not have taken Grace to the hospital she’d be alive today,” he added.
Grace spent a week at Ascension’s St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was not vaccinated.
“It’s because of what they did to her there,” Schara said. “Ultimately, that’s why we have filed this first of its kind lawsuit.”
Schara said his daughter was put on oxygen and a steroid before things quickly took a turn for the worse.
“I was taken out by an armed guard on the 10th. We had to hire an attorney to have my daughter in as a replacement advocate. My wife couldn’t do it because she had COVID at the time. What we found out in looking at the records is that on Oct. 9, the day before I was kicked out of the hospital, they started Grace on a sedation medication that causes acute respiratory failure,” Schara said.
Grace’s death certificate lists acute respiratory failure with hypoxemia as her first cause of death.
Schara said the medication his daughter was prescribed should not be used longer than 24 hours, but Grace’s medical records show it was used for four days.
Schara explained why he believes doctors kept insisting his daughter be put on a ventilator.
“The reason I know that is because a ventilator has a 90% kill rate with COVID. A ventilator has about a $300,000 payday to the hospital. So, it was a financial motivation,” he claimed.
“Now that we have the detailed records, we can put together this timeline. And we see that [the doctor] had already ordered strapping Grace down to the bed before the call and made her defecate in the bed. While we were on the call with him, he ordered the increase to Precedex to the maximum allowable dose. We got off the phone with the doctor at 10:55 a.m. At 10:56, he put an illegal ‘do-not-resuscitate’ order on Grace’s chart,” Schara said.
Alpha News reached out to Ascension for comment but did not hear back.
However, the hospital filed a 19-page response to the lawsuit early last year in which it denied many of the family’s claims, including that Schara was removed by an armed guard.
“Any and all injuries or damages sustained by plaintiffs may be a direct and proximate result of the negligence and or decisions made by plaintiffs,” the response says. “Plaintiff’s condition may have been the result of natural disease progression beyond the control of and unrelated to the acts, omissions or conduct of defendants.”
The Schara family has put up billboards around their Appleton community to draw attention to the case.
“Being vocal is because God called me for a time such as this. I mean, how do you say no to Him? I mean, you don’t want anybody, even your worst enemy, I wouldn’t want to lose their best buddy,” Schara said.
“I’m speaking out because I want people to be warned as to what’s going on. So, then they can be prepared,” he added.
A jury trial has been set to start on Nov. 4 of this year.
“That’s the day before the presidential election. I even look at that timing as God’s timing, not just the fact that the judge set the jury trial. We’ve already had four motions to dismiss, and the judge denied all of them. So, the entire case is going to trial, including the first medical battery claim in over 60 years. So this is a big deal,” Schara said.