Placing Value on Life

Bullies see some people as having less value than others.
Racists see some people as having less value than others.
Sexists see some people as having less value than others.
Doctors see some  people as having less value than others.

Yes. Doctors.

Early this year, a mom named Chrissy Rivera wrote a blog post called Brick Walls which chronicled her battles with the children’s hospital there. Her daughter Amelia was being denied a life saving kidney transplant on the grounds that she was “mentally retarded.”  

The doctors, using what ever measuring stick they had at their disposal, decided that young Amelia’s quality and potential length of life was of lesser value than other people that could use a good kidney.

The special needs community all around the world talked about Amelia’s story, signed petitions and even bombarded the hospital with angry phone calls and emails.

It’s been a long 8 months since that blog post was written but Amelia will be receiving a brand new kidney from her mother.

The story should end there, in triumph but sadly, it does not.

Paul Corby, a young man of 23 is going to die unless he has a heart transplant. He knows this because his father died at the age of 27 from the same condition.

But doctors are telling his mom, Karen Corby, they won’t do the surgery because he has autism.

Actually, they claim that they don’t know how the steroids will react in his system, how he’ll handle multiple procedures and that taking care of himself afterwards is complicated.

In other words… because he has autism.

Again, doctors are using an imaginary measuring stick to place a value on a human life and determining whether or not it’s worth even attempting to save.

Here’s the problem with placing a value on a human life… it lessens all of humanity.

It’s sad and pathetic enough when your random low life does it to further their own gains but when a well educated and respectable person that has sworn to practice medicine ethically and honestly, to save all lives, does it, it really speaks volumes to just how much of a greedy, barbaric and filthy society we’ve truly grown to become.

Dr. Suess said it best when he said “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

It doesn’t matter if you see a child, a senior, a disabled person, man, woman or anything else that you perceive a person to be; a person’s a person.

What you should be seeing is a life. A human life.

There is no measuring stick and there is no value.

All life is priceless.

It can not be measured.

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Please sign Karen Corby’s petition to get her son the surgery he needs: http://www.change.org/petitions/help-my-autistic-son-get-a-life-saving-heart-transplant

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I am the father of 2 great boys, Cameron (Autistic) and Tyler, his younger brother. Founder of Autcraft.
Stuart Duncan

Stuart Duncan

I am the father of 2 great boys, Cameron (Autistic) and Tyler, his younger brother. Founder of Autcraft.

0 thoughts on “Placing Value on Life

  • August 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm
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    What happens when they determine that someone can’t have an operation is that EVERYONE decides that the people aren’t worth anything.  Even though it’s kind of stupid, you have to give the operation to the retarded person or it will mess up society.  It should be based on money like everything else.  If his family has the dough or if he can attract someone with money, then he gets the operation.  If he doesn’t or can’t, then he doesn’t.

    There was a schizophrenic who attracted someone who wanted to donate and everyone lived happily ever after.

    If they’re going to get difficult about it, then his family needs to go to China.

    I read through my records today, and it was unbelievable.  They all predicted that I would be in the 20 percentile, and I made it to the 80 percentile.  Such faith they have in us.  I also won awards in math and writing.  I was number one on my military drills, and I ran two miles in 14 minutes.  Our society is evil towards disabled people. I also had a good character. They destroy everything that they can.

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  • August 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm
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    I’m determined to get my brain fixed and get a ticket out of the US.

    Honestly, we have the technology to fix a lot of disabilities but the pigs won’t share.

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  • August 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm
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    Yeah, Obama is doing the same thing, even though it is not discussed in public.

    He has people going around trying to hurt us and kill us. The below operation, one of several that I’ve had, makes you stupid and quiet.



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