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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 07:33 AM
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7. Every day, people like these are denied the Human Right to
Edited on Fri Apr-16-10 08:28 AM by rasputin1952
be with those they love. It is appalling to think that callous and indifferent people would stand in the way during such times of tragedy and high emotion.

I worked in a hospital for many years, during these times, I would offer what solace I could. I had not problem taking individuals in to see their loved ones, unless the patient had specifically denied access to someone, I could see no reason to keep people apart at such a tragic time.

In the course of events that happened in the hospital I worked at, I would often be confronted by family members who would ask the very basic question, "what can I do?". Invariably, my suggestion was for the person to go in and "clear the table, just talk, let *---* know how you feel, share your lives. This may be the last time you have to get together." In every case, I was thanked profusely for my "advice".

I lost my father to colon cancer when I was 13, I did not have that last chance to tell him I loved him; I did not have that last chance to hold his hand, look into his eyes, to let him know i was there. I don't think anyone should be denied that last time with their loved one. Once the event reaches finality, there will never be another chance to be there, to show what support, what love, what caring is all about. That lost opportunity can, and will haunt an individual for the rest of their lives.

How some misguided people that have nothing to do with the love people feel for each other, think they can find "moral" ground by denying others a basic Human Right, often an obligation, is beyond me. I have to wonder just how miserable a person could possibly come up with such a "rule" that would deny an expression an love and compassion.

I thank the president or this ruling, and I hope that no one will ever be denied this very human experience again.

One last thing, for those who are facing similar situations where there is an eminent death coming about, please, go to those who are suffering, extend a warm and loving hand. Let those you love know you are there, it is a great comfort...and one you will eventually need as well.

Edited: dumb Typo's... :blush:
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