When living wills won’t do

June 17, 2010 

Hi there,

The lead story in today’s newsletter is quite startling. A British man who became a quadriplegic in a motorcycle accident appeared to be in a permanent vegetative state. But then doctors discovered that he was fully conscious, evn though he was only able to communicate with his eyes. “I'm glad he's alive and didn't make a living will,” says his father.

The BBC has made a documentary about this. We have posted a link to a YouTube video with the first half of the program. Check it out.

You will have to go to the website to see the video. While you are there, become a Facebook “fan” of BioEdge. We’ve found that this is an effective way of promoting the website and getting other readers. We appreciate your help.


Michael Cook



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