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  • Medford Resident Beats Odds with Brain Injury
  • 12/20/2012
  • (Medford) - With just a year left of college, Tessa Venell was looking forward to her senior year. But a car accident in July 2006 left the then 21-year-old Medford resident in a coma with broken bones and a traumatic brain injury.
  • Belgium Looks at Euthanasia for Minors, Others
  • 12/19/2012
  • (AFP) - Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.
  • Remembering a Boy Who Lived in a Nursing Home
  • 12/18/2012
  • (charlotteobserver.com) - Orlando "Shoney" Barrier was only 13 in January 1996, when he collapsed on the basketball court at Concord Middle School and never woke up.
  • E.J. Dionne Wrong About Independent Payment Advisory Board
  • 12/17/2012
  • (NRO) - E.J. Dionne, defender of all things liberal, has come to the support of the anti-liberty Independent Payment Advisory Board. From, Unreason on Healthcare:
  • Family of Teen in a "PVS" Believes He Will Walk Again
  • 12/14/2012
  • (MailOnline) - A teenager left in a persistent vegetative state after being deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes is showing such progress his family is convinced he'll one day walk again.
  • New Head Trauma Research Shows Greater Dangers
  • 12/13/2012
  • (gosanangelo.com) - No one seems to know exactly how forceful or frequent head trauma has to be to result in long-term brain damage, but researchers are accumulating grim evidence that it may not take all that much.
  • Holiday Miracle: Injured Soldier Returns Home
  • 12/12/2012
  • (News Channel 3) - You've gotta call Army Private Taylor Odom, a holiday miracle. Just a month ago he lay near death in a Colorado Hospital after a military training accident left him with brain injuries and broken bones "I really don't remember anything about the accident, just what I'm told happened, that's all I know" Odom said from his Nesbit home.
  • Toronto Man at Heart of Landmark Right To Live Case
  • 12/11/2012
  • (National Post) - Remarkable new tests that let scientists communicate with some vegetative patients have been tried on a desperately ill Toronto man at the heart of a landmark court case, suggesting that Hassan Rasouli is at a "very low level" of consciousness.
  • Attorney Joins Center on Disability in the Public Square as Senior Researcher
  • 12/11/2012
  • Contact: Mary Foley, The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, 484-278-4287, mfoley@lifeandhope.com
  • Belgian Euthanasia: Off the Moral Cliff
  • 12/10/2012
  • (NRO) - Euthanasia activists always promise that the killing will be strictly controlled. That's the sales job. Once euthanasia/assisted suicide become legal and/or culturally accepted, all bets are off. Accept the ideology that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering and the guidelines cease to matter.