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Teenage Girl Wins Right To Die
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A terminally-ill teenage girl has won the legal right to die at home after attempts to make her have a heart transplant failed.Girl wins right to die Child protection officers used a court order to try to take Hannah Jones from her family and make her have surgery.

The 13-year-old, from Marden near Hereford, had been warned that the transplant itself might result in death.

The teenager has a hole in her heart - meaning it can only pump a fraction of its normal capacity. The damage was caused by treatment for a rare form of leukaemia diagnosed when she was five.

But health chiefs have now abandoned the High Court proceedings after speaking to her and her family and she will now spend her remaining time at home.

Hannah said: "They explained everything to me but I didn't want to go through any more operations. I'd had enough of hospitals and wanted to come home."

Hannah had been previously warned that she had only six months to live and that the only potential long term solution was a heart transplant.

Her father Andrew, 43, told how he received a phone call one Friday night warning him that his daughter would be removed from the family unless they agreed to her having the transplant.

But he persuaded the officials to speak to Hannah before taking any action, he said.

Mr Jones said: "Hannah must have done a good job of convincing them because after consulting lawyers they said on Monday no further action would be taken.

"My wife and I agreed that whatever Hannah wanted to we would support her. Hannah knows she can change her mind at any time and go on the waiting list for a transplant.

"She's a clever girl, but she was just fed up with operations and spending most of her life in hospitals."

Mr Jones said the family believed a locum GP raised concerns over Hannah with the child protection team.

They are hoping she will live to see Christmas.

Hannah's mother Kirsty is a former intensive care hospital nurse. The teenager has a brother, Oliver, 11, and sisters Lucy, 10, and Phoebe, four.


Source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20081111/tuk-teenage-girl-wins-right-to-die-dba1618.html


----- Feel sorry for her family, sorta a reminder that life is short and is precious
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I hope she enjoys the rest of her life.
Posted 11/11/08
theres a book like this... "My sisters Keeper"....
that is sad :(
i guess i would also be kinda fed up after being in the hospital for such a long time....
Posted 11/11/08
Honestly, since when did it become so complicated to choose whether or not you wanted to pass on?
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Good for her...though I feel kinda mad she would just give up on her life like that..
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*shrug*

Everyone gets the same, a lifetime.
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I think her parents are the nicest things for letting her do it...

I hope this girl enjoys the rest of her life
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Life... You live you die...
Posted 11/11/08
Perfect one-nighter right there.
Might wake up and discover your a necrophiliac though.
Posted 11/11/08

mcvf wrote:

theres a book like this... "My sisters Keeper"....
that is sad :(
i guess i would also be kinda fed up after being in the hospital for such a long time....


i absolutely luv that book..
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this is sad...and i think i know how she feels....
Posted 11/11/08
......damn i actually feel sorry....no Your_typical_Friend does not feel any sadness
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casualbrutality wrote:

Honestly, since when did it become so complicated to choose whether or not you wanted to pass on?


It's called religion.
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enjoy each day you wake up because it's a blessing..
Posted 11/11/08
Hope she lives her fullest.
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