Saving a Life

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Apr 27, 2006 3:24 PM

John Hawkins and his readers are working on it. See if you can help.

Background, here.

And, John's recap:

Andrea Clark is an insured, conscious patient at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston who is going to be pulled off dialysis and a respirator on Sunday, against her wishes and the wishes of her family, because she has a heart condition and the hospital has deemed her treatment to be medically futile.

Her family and lawyer are trying to change the hospital's mind and are also trying to get her transferred before the deadline, but so far, they don't have another hospital willing to take her. So, unless something changes, Andrea Clark has until Sunday to live.