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

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