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13 year old kid refuses heart transplant

Posted in Kidz, Say what?, Social, Stiri/News with tags , , on November 12, 2008 by Le Roi

A 13 year old girl from the UK refused a heart transplant, choice that might lead to her death.

Hannah, from Marden, 145 miles (233 kilometers) from London, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4. Doctors later found a heart defect. In eight years, she has had chemotherapy and nearly a dozen operations.

“I’ve been in hospital too much — I’ve had too much trauma,” she told Sky News on Tuesday.

What the doctors say:

“Clearly the welfare of the child is paramount,” said Sally Stucke, a pediatrician with the Herefordshire Primary Care Trust where Hannah was receiving treatment. “Pediatricians will always consider the child’s best interests at all times and this would include the child’s medical, emotional and psychological well-being.” “No one can be forced to have a heart transplant,” she said.

Dr. Tony Calland, who chairs the British Medical Association’s medical ethics committee, told BBC radio that a 13-year-old like Hannah, supported by her parents, should be “perfectly capable” of making such a decision. “Decisions to refuse life-prolonging treatment are always extremely difficult and emotive,” he said. “What is paramount is that decisions are made in the best interests of the patient.”

What she says:

“I just decided there were too many risks, and even if I took it there might be a bad outcome,” Hannah said. “There is a chance that I may be OK, and there’s a chance that I may not be as well as I could be, but I’m willing to take that chance.”

I can’t say anything.

(source MSNBC)

Ce fac finlandezii in timpul liber…

Posted in Social, Stiri/News with tags , , , , on October 5, 2008 by Le Roi

Aparent in Finlanda copiii isi gasesc pe Internet distractii interesante.

“HELSINKI (Reuters) – An Internet game in which players roam a school and kill kindergarten students with a shotgun has been pulled from a Finnish children`s gaming site one week after the country’s worst school shooting.

“We have removed pages from our site that are not necessarily appropriate for younger family members,” said in a statement on its Web site.

The game, “Kindergarten Killer,” can be found widely on the Web.

Matti Saari, 22, last week killed 10 people at a vocational school in Kauhajoki, Finland, in the country’s second school shooting in less than a year. Saari prefaced his rampage with boastful video clips on Web sites such as YouTube.

Finnish student Pekka-Eric Auvinen did the same before shooting six fellow students, the school nurse and the principal to death at Jokela high school last November.

Both Saari and Auvinen shot themselves following their rampages and died later from their injuries.”