Should A Child Have The Right To Choose Life Or Death?
Readers, a controversial decision has been made to let a five-year-old choose heaven over hospital has caused a debate about whether or not a five-year-old should be able to make their own end-of-life choice.
Five-year-old Julianna Snow is dying of an incurable neurodegenerative illness called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. She's stable at the moment, but the muscles that control her breathing are so weak that any germ that comes her way, even just the common cold virus, could kill her.
If she survives, doctors say she will likely end up on a respirator with very little quality of life. Her parents, Michelle Moon and Steve Snow, asked Julianna, when she was just four-years-old, if she wanted to go to the hospital the next time she becomes dangerously ill, or if she wanted to stay home and go to heaven.