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Girl, 14, With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Decides to End Her Life: "This Is Enough Pain"

Health & Wellness  (tags: incurable diseases, girls, children, Wisconsin, right to die )

- 1075 days ago -
This Wisconsin teen suffering from a painful and incurable disease has made a truly heartbreaking conclusion about her treatment. She wants to end her pain, deciding she is ready to die.


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Sue H (7)
Saturday July 16, 2016, 9:30 am
I'm thankful that she has the right to do this and that she has support. Death with Dignity.

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday July 16, 2016, 11:24 am
❤️:-(((((❤️Noted with sadness. What a brave girl. Bless her and her family.❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday July 16, 2016, 2:25 pm
As they say, there are fates worse than death. I agree let her have death with dignity. Quality of life is no more for her as she said.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 5:12 am
A pity

Apolonia Pl (392)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 12:32 pm
It's a pity that there's no cure and no remedy for her suffering. She is too young to die...

MmAway M (519)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 12:35 pm
Agree sadly!


Colleen L (3)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 1:20 pm
So sad. Thanks Freya

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 3:11 pm
The pain must be excruciating if a girl who is 14 years old wants to say it is enough. I am grateful for her that she has that choice. i am sure it was not an easy one.

Trish K (29)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 3:58 pm
I wish we all had the option to leave when our will, our pain and our disease will no longer let us live. Petition States with no Dignity & Death Law. California, Oregon, Washington and Vermont are the only states that do. Take Action for all humans able to decide.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 4:14 pm
I agree with Sue's comment. Thanks for sharing.

Knud T (53)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 4:26 pm
RIP - noted/shared

fly b (26)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 5:35 pm
Thank you for sharing, Freya.


Sarah Lee (4)
Sunday July 17, 2016, 8:16 pm
She made her choice. No one is taking or making that decision for her. It is her life. And she own it. Bless her. You are such a hero.

Les L (12)
Monday July 18, 2016, 9:44 am
TYFS...RIP brave soul!
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