Friday, July 01, 2005

Keeping Vigil

Close to home, a father waits. His beloved wife was stricken with a brain tumor, and lay in a hospital, essentially brain dead -- while pregnant with their second child. He has opted to do the right thing, even if it hurts. And so his wife is being kept alive until the expected date of delivery, in the hopes that at least one of them can come out of this alive. He was on Larry King last night:
"Well, there is, you know, at the very beginning, there is always a moment of hesitation, because you know how hard it is going to be. You know, when we came into the hospital, we were looking at a minimum of ten weeks. But I know that Susan would want us to do as much as we could for her child. And so it is absolutely a moral and ethical question. But I think if you have the chance to save the life of your child, you take it."
Donations can be made to The Susan M Torres Fund.

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