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Indiana hunter paralyzed in fall chooses to end life support



He was a newlywed with a baby on the way. 32 years old. I see this as brave, though I'm sure many will disagree.

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The last five hours of Tim Bowers' life were spent with family and friends, about 75 of whom gathered in the hospital waiting room. They prayed and sang songs.

Through it all, Shultz said, her brother never wavered in his decision to die.

"I just remember him saying so many times that he loved us all and that he lived a great life," she said. "At one point he was saying, 'I'm ready. I'm ready.'"


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GEAUXmedic
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Wow, sad story... but thats great that he was able to make the choice for himself, I used to deal with families tearing apart cause of a patient's decision to die.





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FLBooGoTigs1
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Sad story. If he was able to make this decision in his right mind it is his decision. I just read the article and the sister understood that there was a chance thay he could gain some movement back i just dont understand why with.a newborn that he would not try and fight to see his child grow up..





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QuackerBacker
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I just read the article and the sister understood that there was a chance thay he could gain some movement back


The article also said doctors said he'd likely never be able to breathe on his own again

If I couldn't breathe on my own, or move, I would choose to end it as well, regardless






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GeauxWarTigers
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I see this as brave, though I'm sure many will disagree.


Not sure how I feel to be honest.

I do feel as if he was taking the easy way out, but he honestly would have likely been a burden on his family. They would have likely been in a constant state of emotional distress due to seeing him in such a state.

Now they can get over the tragedy as quick as is possible and move on from it.






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DBeaux225
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That's good he was able to make his own decision. I probably would have done the same because I wouldn't want to be a burden in my wife and kids life.





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kywildcatfanone
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The article says he fell this past Saturday. I guess to me I would want to give it more time to see what happens before making that decision, especially with a wife and new baby.





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NaturalBeam
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Agreed, I'd do the same. Plus, it'd give her $1.5M from my life insurance proceeds to raise the kid, rather than make them struggle without my income.





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Pilot Tiger
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I do feel as if he was taking the easy way out
so what? is there some law that says we should all "take the hard way out?"

that kind of thinking is just stupid






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lsuhunt555
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Not sure if I agree with this. I have a cousin who was injured in a car accident at 6 and they said he might live to be 10-12. He is now 26. The guy could have at least grown up to see his child grow up.





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seawolf06
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so what? is there some law that says we should all "take the hard way out?" that kind of thinking is just stupid


No law, but it was pretty cowardly, IMO, that he would rather die that fight to live.






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Pilot Tiger
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No law, but it was pretty cowardly, IMO, that he would rather die that fight to live.
you mean, he'd rather die than have "live" a crappy quality of life






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TigerHam85
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If I couldn't breathe on my own, or move, I would choose to end it as well, regardless


To each his own, of course, but my cousin has been a quadriplegic and on a vent for about 15 years and has lived one of the most fulfilling lives anyone could imagine.






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WPBTiger
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If I couldn't breathe on my own, or move, I would choose to end it as well, regardless






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ASAP Rocky Top
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No law, but it was pretty cowardly, IMO, that he would rather die that fight to live.


If you would rather live the rest of your life without being able to wipe your own ass, more power to you.






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Giantkiller
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Plus, I mean, depending on your beliefs or what not.. Isn't there a smidge that would believe this guy is now burning in the pits of hell. I mean. You know. Just saying.





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Tigerstark
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I would never allow a loved one to make a decision like this so quickly. I would fight it tooth and nail.

You have to give him time to process and deal with it.

Of course his immediate reaction would be one of not wanting to live.






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onelochevy
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I've told my wife already that if something like that happens to me, I want the plug pulled. I refuse to be a burden to anyone. If I can't wipe my arse or feed myself, it's time to go.





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GaryMyMan
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Yeah. Give it a week, at least. I've given more thought as to which pair of boots to buy.





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HunhBruh
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heres a legit question. if your wife gets 1.5 million from life insurance, but you rack uo 1.5 million in health care to see the kid, won't she break even?





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