They label it the right to live her life as she chooses. And it brings tears to my eyes, but in a good way because for me this is the core of what most call the 'right to die' - for me it is inextricably intertwined...The right to live as I choose, not as some one else believes I must.
Hannah Jones's leukemia was diagnosed when she was four; she later developed heart disease, and has endured chemotherapy and nearly a dozen operations. This past summer, when doctors told her that without a heart transplant she'd be dead in six months, she refused to go through with it. "I've been in hospital too much - I've had too much trauma," she told the Guardian. She was not asserting a right to die; she was suggesting that she had a right to live on her own terms, and to decide whether the benefit was worth the cost
Blessed Be Hannah, I wish that more had your strength, courage and wisdom. Your parents have raised a wonderful person.
Edited by Shalamar, 13 November 2008 - 10:15 PM.