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Friday, March 11, 2005

A Voice to Speak for Others

Dory over at Wittenberg Gate has this brilliant post, its a must read!

A Voice to Speak for Others

A sign hanging over Kate Adamson's hospital bed read,"THIS IS A HUMAN BEING LYING HERE, PLEASE TREAT HER AS A PERSON. SHE UNDERSTANDS EVERYTHING YOU SAY." The sign spoke volumes about frustration, a tenacious will for survival,of love, and of hope.

One day Kate Adamson was a happy wife and mother of two young daughters, with an active interest in physical fitness. She had a nice California home, her husband had a thriving law practice, and as she settled into bed that night, her biggest concern was working out the details of meeting a friend for lunch the next day.

By the next evening, however, Kate was in an intensive care unit, totally aware of her surroundings, but unable to respond. Continue reading...

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