Living Will Form

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  • startingover


    I, __________________________________ (fill in the blank), being of
    sound mind and body, unequivocally declare that in the event of a
    catastrophic injury, I do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by
    artificial means.. I hereby instruct my loved ones and relatives to remove
    any and all life-support systems, once it has been determined that my brain
    is no longer functioning in a cognizant realm. However that judgment should
    be made only after thorough consultation with medical experts; i.e.,
    individuals who actually have been trained, educated and certified as

    Under no circumstances -- and I can't state this too strongly --
    should my fate be put in the hands of politicians who couldn't
    pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it. Furthermore, it is
    my firm hope that, whenever 'the time' does comes, any discussion about
    terminating my medical treatment should remain private and confidential.

    After seeing what is going on in Florida, however, I am acutely aware
    that the legislative and executive branches of state government are fond of
    meddling in family matters, and have little concern for the privacy and
    dignity of individuals.

    Therefore, I wish to make my views on this subject as clear and
    unambiguous as possible.

    Recognizing that some politicians seem cerebrally challenged
    themselves (and with no medical excuse), I'll try to keep this simple and to
    the point:

    1. While remaining sensitive to the feelings of any loved ones who
    might cling to hope for my recovery, let me state that if a reasonable
    amount of time passes -- say, ________ (fill in the blank) months --
    and I
    fail to sit up and ask for a cold beer, it should be presumed that I won't
    ever get better.
    When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my
    spouse, children and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the
    tubes and call it a day.

    2. Under no circumstances shall the members of the Legislature enact
    a special law to keep me on life-support machinery. It is my wish that these
    boneheads will mind their own damn business, and pay attention instead to
    the health, education and the future of the millions of Americans who aren't
    in a permanent coma.

    3. Under no circumstances shall any governor in the USA butt into
    this case and order my doctors to put a feeding tube down my throat. I don't
    care how many fundamentalist votes he's trying to scrounge. It is my wish
    that he plays politics with someone else's life and leaves me to die in

    4. I couldn't care less if a hundred religious zealots send e-mails
    to legislators in which they pretend to care about me. I don't know these
    people, and I certainly haven't authorized them to preach and crusade on my
    behalf. They should mind their own business, too.

    5. It is my heartfelt wish to expire quietly and without a public
    spectacle. This is obviously impossible once any elected officials become
    involved. So, while recognizing the wrenching emotions that attend the
    prolonged death of a loved one, I hereby instruct my relatives to settle all
    disagreements about my care in private or in the courts, as provided by law.

    If any of my family goes against my wishes and turns my case into a
    political cause, I hereby promise to come back from the grave and make his
    or her existence a living hell........and for GOD's SAKE, keep that damn Jesse Jackson away from me!!!

  • kls

    Startingover,i am going to print this gem out and keep it,,,,,,,,,,lol


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