Thursday, November 27, 2008

IT'S ON THE NEWS! What do you say?

A 13 year old girl refuses a heart transplant and is granted the wish to die. (nov. 2008)

As a treatment for her leukemia, young Hannah Jones was given doses of a drug which ultimately led to the development of a hole in her heart. The hospital has attempted to force her to undergo a heart tranplant, however, the young girl felt that she has suffered enough for several years and that she already had "too much trauma".

Aware of the result of her decision, Hannah chose to let go. Her family support her and are planning her dream trip to Disney World.

The "best interest" of Hannah was at issue. Who knows best and who is to decide? Her parents? the health care team? or Hannah herself although she is only 13?