A dear pro-life friend, Patricia Heisler, died on September 9, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pat became acquainted with the Pro-Life Action League and the Scheidler family when she lived in the Chicago area (1974-1981). She was a faithful activist at pro-life protests and prayer vigils. After moving to Tulsa, OK, Pat founded an activist pro-life group, Life Alert, and the Aaron Crisis Pregnancy Center to help women choose life for their babies.
When Pat lived in Tulsa, she sent a pair of genuine cowboy boots to the Scheidlers’ one-year old, Matthias. Matt loved the boots and would wear no other shoes. Thoughtfully, Pat continued to send larger size cowboy boots during Matt’s early years. The first pair of boots still stands on Joe Scheidler’s dresser. Pat Heisler will continue to live in our memory. We pray for her speedy welcome into heaven and are confident that she is praying for the entire pro-life movement.