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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.

Cheers,

Michael
Cook

Editor