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The one thing the Terry Schiavo incident is good for

28.03.2005 - 21:43 / filled under default

While spending some days at my mom's (holiday, family and that stuff), I had to see the same Terry Schiavo picture all over the news. I don't watch TV at home (hei - don't have time for that), but when I am at home, I do.

Besides the fact that I do find it barbaric to let her die of thirst and hunger (we know that she will die because the nutrition helper was removed,so why is she not helped to move on?) there is one good thing out of it: it makes you aware of the fact that this might happen to you too.

What would you want, if something like this happened to you? Would you want your family to stay by your side, even 15 years, and still hope everything will be back to normal, once you perhaps would awake?

As it seems, it is not very easy in Germany to sign documents, which state what you want in such a case. But at least, over the tv reports, I did make a clear statement in front of my family: If ever happened something like this to me - I don't want to be "kept alive" like this.

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