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Planning to live and die - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

November 1, 2014

Planning to live and die

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:20 am

A strange story was in the news last week that I have been using as a talking point about end-of-life planning.

A deer hunter in his 40s fell 16 feet out of a tree and broke his neck. As a result, he could not breathe on his own and was placed on a ventilator. The doctors told the family he would be dependent on this device for the rest of his life. The family knew he likely would not make this choice if given the option.

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