Monday, August 28, 2017

Windsor man who was expected to die, is now home.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Don Brunelle

A Windsor Ontario man, who was expected to die, returned home last week, after living through three months of treatment including weeks in Coma. CBC news reported:
A 64-year-old Windsor man who fought for his life in hospital for three months following a harrowing car crash arrived home Friday to a hero's welcome, his body battered but his spirit unbroken. 
Don Brunelle was a passenger in a corvette that struck a cement hydro pole at close to 200 km/hr on May 26 in Wheatley. The driver was charged with drunk, stunt and reckless driving. Brunelle was in a medically induced coma for weeks. Doctors did not expect him to survive. 
His wife Brenda maintained a vigil at his bedside and remained unrelentingly positive. 
"I refused to believe what all the doctors — and I mean all of them — were telling me about how sick he was," Brenda said. "I asked all of that conversation about him not surviving this crash be taken outside of his room." 
"I'm just very grateful that I'm on the road to getting my life back with all my friends," he said.
This is a story of hope, but this story also causes us to question, what if Don had stated, in a legal document, that he would not want to live this way?

The Canadian government is researching the expansion of euthanasia to include incompetent people who had previously asked to be killed by euthanasia, when living with certain medical conditions.

The CBC article reports his wife, Brenda as saying.

"I think our battle now begins,"

"I think this is day one of his recovery. I think we're out of the hospital phase now."​
Thank you Brenda for showing us how to have hope.

1 comment:

Maureen Sullivan said...

Such a wonderful feeling this story gives me.....I believe there is always hope & doctors are too quick to write people off!!

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