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    Quadraplegic athlete decides to end her life

    This story is not only sad, but plays into the idea that life as a plegic is un-endurable:

    http://www.sacbee.com/114/story/1193275.html
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    That's so sad! I didn't realize they could take someone off the ventilator that wasn't in a vegetative state? I was always under the impression that it was only an option if thee person was brain dead, and has a health care directive (or whatever that form is called). I guess maybe I've never heard of a case like this.
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      #3
      Originally posted by vgrafen
      This story is not only sad, but plays into the idea that life as a plegic is un-endurable:

      http://www.sacbee.com/114/story/1193275.html
      I think it plays into the idea that people are allowed to make their own decisions about their lives and bodies.

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        #4
        Originally posted by shelley
        I think it plays into the idea that people are allowed to make their own decisions about their lives and bodies.
        Very well said shelley.

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          #5
          wow i understandher completely those are my wishes too.

          please you higher level quads don/t be offend by my wishes.

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            #6
            her choice. shows courage. i wouldnt want to be a vent quad either

            let me expand. i said i wouldnt want to be like that. like vijs, those are my wishes per my living will.

            every crip should have an up to date living will. my fiance just did hers as well. everyone should have one
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              #7
              That's a bit harsh. Unfortunately, none of us get to choose our injuries.

              We're all individuals and maybe we should reserve judgement.
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                #8
                Originally posted by lynnifer
                That's a bit harsh. Unfortunately, none of us get to choose our injuries.

                We'll all individuals and maybe we should reserve judgement.
                I totally agree Lynnifer.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JerseyGirl
                  That's so sad! I didn't realize they could take someone off the ventilator that wasn't in a vegetative state? I was always under the impression that it was only an option if thee person was brain dead, and has a health care directive (or whatever that form is called). I guess maybe I've never heard of a case like this.
                  If someone is conscious and capable of making decisions regarding their own medical treatment, then they always have the right to refuse that treatment even if it is keeping them alive. It seems more harsh if the person immediately passes away, but the alternative would be forcing treatment on an unwilling patient.

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                    #10
                    The judgement will be on the ones hampering advancements to fix SCI. Any who do not race to fix it.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Leif
                      The judgement will be on the ones hampering advancements to fix SCI.
                      leif .

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                        #12
                        In my state doctor assisted suicide is legal. I think each person is entitled to make that decision for themselves.
                        Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by skippy13
                          In my state doctor assisted suicide is legal. I think each person is entitled to make that decision for themselves.
                          ha....i will kill the doc before he will try to kill me....

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by adi chicago
                            ha....i will kill the doc before he will try to kill me....
                            You have to consent Adi and in fact initiate the petition, or have an advanced directive. No one is going to "assist" you against your will.
                            Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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                              #15
                              Yes this was sad that she sustained the injury but I gotta' call coward to this woman. I understand it's her choice but this statement bothers me..

                              No athlete would like to have a life with only their eyes talking."
                              How many of us know of athletes in this very same condition here or elsewhere? She could be an advocate to other athletes/triathletes..

                              On the other hand she was 65 and I'm sure that must've been factored in.. still, just doesn't sit well..





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