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Who Will Decide Your Death?


Last updated 3/18/2020 at 10:31am

After battling multiple sclerosis for 12 years, my wife was in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital. The care had been good and everyone was attentive. The physician in charge of her care pulled me aside one day and said, “Glenn, you know, there comes a time for all of us and your wife has suffered with this disease for a long time. Don’t you think it’s time we let her go on?” He then added, “We can let her go on or we can try to extend her life as long as possible.” “Doc,” I replied, “I want her to live as long as possible.” “Good enough,” he said, “That’s what...

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