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  • Statement from the CDPS Regarding Harvey Guardinship Case
  • 12/28/2012
  • People with severe and profound disabilities are too often marginalized, ignored, and discarded by a society that increasingly seeks to promote those it sees as more perfect and whole. For every person like Gary Harvey who is pushed aside by society as used up and irrelevant, we take a step backwards towards the unspeakable barbarism that people only matter when they are like the rest of us. The Center for Disability in the Public Square fully supports Attorney Christopher Johnson's filing with the Supreme Court of the State of New York seeking to have Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, to serve as Guardian for Mr. Gary Harvey.
  • Promoting Suicide for Elderly in Salon
  • 12/28/2012
  • (NRO) - One one hand we hear clarion warnings about elder suicide-and I share the worry. On the other, suicide for the elderly is sometimes promoted as beneficial in mainstream media outlets.
  • Schiavo's Brother Petitions Court to Intervene in Guardianship Case
  • 12/27/2012
  • Contact: Mary Foley, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, 484-278-4287, mfoley@lifeandhope.com
  • Student Comes Back Strong from Near-Fatal Accident
  • 12/27/2012
  • (Telegraph) - Just a week into Year 12, Lewis was delivering pizzas when he was involved in a car accident that almost killed him. He suffered a massive brain injury and doctors at the Flinders Medical Centre told his parents to prepare for the worst.
  • A Tale of Unconditional Love and Miracles
  • 12/26/2012
  • (CNN) - Colleen O'Bara bathed her older sister, Edwarda, and fixed her hair. She fed her through a feeding tube like she'd done countless times. It was going to be a good day, the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Prince Charles: Doctors Losing Humanity
  • 12/22/2012
  • (NRO) - The implosion of UK healthcare quality is a warning for the U.S. Now, Prince Charles has another complaint: He says UK doctors have lost the human touch. From the Daily Mail story:
  • Study: Mechanisms Responsible for Regenerating Blood Vessels in Brain
  • 12/21/2012
  • (News Medical) - New research from the University of Georgia identifies the mechanisms responsible for regenerating blood vessels in the brain.
  • Medford Resident Beats Odds with Brain Injury
  • 12/20/2012
  • (Medford) - With just a year left of college, Tessa Venell was looking forward to her senior year. But a car accident in July 2006 left the then 21-year-old Medford resident in a coma with broken bones and a traumatic brain injury.
  • Belgium Looks at Euthanasia for Minors, Others
  • 12/19/2012
  • (AFP) - Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.
  • Remembering a Boy Who Lived in a Nursing Home
  • 12/18/2012
  • (charlotteobserver.com) - Orlando "Shoney" Barrier was only 13 in January 1996, when he collapsed on the basketball court at Concord Middle School and never woke up.