Monday, January 16, 2012

Help Save Amelia!

I was getting ready to write my blog post today when I came across this saddening story. It is the story of Amelia, a little girl who needs a kidney transplant but is being denied one because she is developmentally delayed or as the doctor put it "mentally retarded". When the parents of this little girl told the doctor and the social worker they didn't need to be put on the donor list, they would be donating the kidney themselves they were told, “I have been warned about you. About how involved you and your family are with Amelia.” WHAT THE FUCK is this guy serious! I applaud her parents for being such composed people because I would have immediately punched this guy and broken every bone in his face. I am a mother and I can't imagine how hard it must have been to hear what this pathetic doctor's excuse was for not trying to hep their daughter. I was further appalled to learn that this is actually a common occurrence in the medical field.


 Photo Credit: wolfhirschhorn.org


I have no idea how these doctors are getting away with this. Am I missing something? Are doctors not suppose to be saving lives? This child is sick and needs help but isn't being saved because some doctor thinks her life isn't worth saving? I am sure this child is a ray of light and a blessing to her entire family. How can anyone look at her and say she deserves to die because she is sick? If you would like to help Amelia you can sign the online petition to help change the hospitals decision. You can also help by sharing her story so that maybe we can get the medical community to realize being developmentally delayed isn't a valid reason to let someone die.

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