Mother says doctor brought up assisted suicide option as sick daughter was within earshot

first_imgCBC News 25 July 2017Family First Comment: Yet another disturbing case from Canada!A St. Anthony, N.L., mother who claims she was told by a doctor that assisted suicide was an option for her adult daughter says she wants an apology from Labrador-Grenfell Health, in part because the 25-year-old could hear the conversation.Sheila Elson’s 25-year-old daughter, Candice Lewis, has several medical conditions, including spina bifida, cerebral palsy and chronic seizure disorder.During a hospital stay in St. Anthony last November, when Lewis was very sick, Elson said a doctor told her that her daughter was dying and that she had the option to end her life.“His words were ‘assisted suicide death was legal in Canada,’” she told CBC. “I was shocked, and said, ‘Well, I’m not really interested,’ and he told me I was being selfish.”According to Elson, Lewis was within earshot when the doctor made the comment — which she said was quite traumatic for her daughter to hear.Pattern of mistreatment After talking with some social workers, Elson was told she wouldn’t be able to make a decision on ending her daughter’s life, even if she wanted to, and that it would have to be made by Lewis herself, who is capable of verbally communicating.Elson said the incident is the most recent example of alleged mistreatment from Labrador-Grenfell Health. In one example, she said, a nurse referred to her daughter as a “frequent flyer” at the hospital — which Elson said was insensitive to say about someone with so many health issues.“She’s sick. [When] she gets sick, you take her to the hospital,” Elson said. “Whether she’s there 10 times a week or 25 times a day, she’s still a human being.”READ MORE & VIEW VIDEO http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/doctor-suggested-assisted-suicide-daughter-mother-elson-1.4218669last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Bengals

first_imgThe 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs feel to 4-5 on the season with a tough loss last night.They were 7-12 from the free throw line.Scoring for The Lady Bulldogs were: Denise Davalos, Callie Main, and Chole Saler 2, and Kerigan Haskamp 1.They will be in action again on Monday at South Ripley.last_img

Girls Lakers runners get league win over Hannibal

first_imgDespite these conditions, Cazenovia dominated. Lauren McLean led the charge, posting her fastest time ever to win the race in 21 minutes, 40 seconds over the Lakers’ rugged 3.0 mile home course.Isla Stover (22:03) and Claire Braaten (22:25) were second and third for the Lakers with Mary Williams (22:59) and Finlay Stover (23:00) capturing fourth and fifth to lock in a perfect score of 15 for Cazenovia.The blur of blue and gold did not stop there as Maddie McGreevy crossed the line three seconds later in 23:03 with Emma Steinberg also displacing the Warriors’ scorers in seventh place at 23:20. by Kurt WheelerThe Cazenovia girls cross country team placed the first 10 runners across the line against Hannibal last Wednesday to overwhelm the visiting Hannibal Warriors 15-51 in league action. The victory kept the Lakers undefeated atop the OHSL Liberty-National Division.Much of the meet was shrouded in fog as a sudden shift in the weather produced a thick mist that limited visibility to less than 50 meters at times. The depth of the Cazenovia pack was truly evident as three more Lakers crossed the line before the first Hannibal scorer. Mia Chesbrough led that group in 23:29 while Melanie Michael took nearly a minute off her best time at Fenner to finish ninth in 24:22 and Grace Dolan captured tenth in 24:50 to complete the Laker streak.Cazenovia also raced at the Tully Invitational Saturday in a final tune-up before their upcoming league match-up with Skaneateles.Despite resting three of their top four runners in preparation for their upcoming battle against the “Western Lakers,” Cazenovia finished eighth in a 19-team field in the Small School division, with several girls posting their best times of the season.Isla Stover led this time, finishing 24th in 22:14.4, her quickest time of the fall over a full 5,000-meter race, despite thick frost blanketing much of the course as the race started. Finlay Stover (23:19.8) stepped up to lead the rest of the Laker pack to a tight finish with four scorers in 27 seconds.McGreevy (23:24.8), Williams (23:30.1) and Chesbrough (23:46.8) all finished in quick order to cap the Lakers’ score of 191 points. Emma Steinberg (24:31.6) and Michael (24:39.9) each displaced opposing runners from their number six and seven spots for the team. Dolan (25:05.1), Jenna Steinberg (25:57.7) and Maggie Rowles (27:00.8) also raced well for Cazenovia.The Lakers would match up against Skaneateles Tuesday at Longbranch Park in Liverpool in a battle of unbeatens that will likely decide the league title. Later in the week, the Cazenovia harriers will journey to New York City to participate in the legendary Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx for the biggest meet of the season in the Northeast. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviagirls cross countrylast_img read more

Black Stars looking for money not glory – Kwesi Pratt

first_imgManaging News Editor of the Insight Newspaper Kwesi Pratt says Black Stars players opted to participate in the AFCON because they see it as an opportunity to make money.He, therefore, said it came not as a surprise to him that the Black Stars lost their Group C match to the Teranga Lions of Senegal.Speaking Tuesday on Peace FMs morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Mr Pratt said “we all know that the Blackstars will lose. Anyone who did not know this is not a Ghanaian. These people have clearly demonstrated that they are playing the football just for the money and not to make the country proud.”The Blackstars made their Group C debut at the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Equatorial Guinea but lost 1-2 to Senegal in Mongomo.The loss has angered several Ghanaians and football lovers many of whom were already not confident the team will pull off a brilliant performance.In Mr Pratt’s view, the best thing, the country should have done to prevent such disappointment, was to have dissolved the team when it performed abysmally at the 2014 World Cup tournament held in Brazil. Instead of doing this, the Ghana Football Association decided to sack the coach and replace him with a foreign one, he added.“The total lack of indiscipline displayed in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup is the same thing they are doing but instead of dissolving the team, they sacked the coach.”The veteran journalist said the total disrespect and intolerance showed local coaches is unacceptable because, the foreign coaches were not better than the local ones who have shown that they are capable of executing their task just as well.He indicated that there were several local coaches who could have managed the Blackstars and that “a foreign coach will not score goals, discrimination against our own must stop.”He however blamed the lack of commitment on the part of the players to the country’s refusal to support veteran footballers who have in the past sacrificed their lives for the country. Most of these old players who have retired are left to suffer even though they dedicated their youth for the country and should be supported at their old age.“The way, we treat our heroes, is nothing to write home about”.He said governments’ failure to provide basic medical care for these people has not encouraged the young players to give off their best because, they believe that even if they did, they will be no reward hence their desire to make the most of the moment.Mr Pratt says he doubts if the country will put up an impressive show at the tournament.Meanwhile, Black Stars coach Avram Grant says the team is focused on winning their next game against Algeria despite the jerky start at the AFCON tournament and that the team is hopeful.last_img read more