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2012-08-11 01:28:25 PM  
The headline describes her perfectly.
 
2012-08-11 02:07:18 PM  
^ this ^
 
m3h
2012-08-11 02:08:39 PM  
It's nice that her parents let her make a video saying she's basically going to kill herself by not getting treatment. I didn't make it to the end because she became annoying. Really really really really annoying.
 
2012-08-11 02:33:37 PM  

m3h: It's nice that her parents let her make a video saying she's basically going to kill herself by not getting treatment. I didn't make it to the end because she became annoying. Really really really really annoying.


THIS.


There are (unfortunately) millions of truly courageous children fighting cancer and other debilitating illnesses in the world today. They're brave because they don't give up - they keep fighting regardless of the pain and all the days they feel like crap they remain determined to beat it.

While I can understand and respect this girl's decision, I don't think we should celebrate it.

/flame away.
 
2012-08-11 02:46:17 PM  
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2012-08-11 03:20:27 PM  
For once I'm disgusted by the Fark trolls.

I usually take it in stride. This time, I'm actually disgusted by you.
 
2012-08-11 03:31:02 PM  
She's just a tad younger than my own daughter, and what she's gone through, and the choice she was forced to make.... Call the kid names if you like, she's making decision that I hope none of you ever have to make. No one should have to make that choice at that age.

Snapper Carr:
While I can understand and respect this girl's decision, I don't think we should celebrate it.

/flame away.


I ain't gonna flame you, but I am going to say you're obviously not a parent. And if you are, you're one who sucks. Watch some of the other videos by this kid. Read up on what those treatments do to a person. Read about how much pain this kid has already endured in her short life, and how she's saying "You know what? This treatment isn't going to help me... Just give me, maybe, a little more time. I call it quits here, now."

The kid is making a very difficult decision to make even as an adult. Personally I respect her choice, and if I was in her shoes, would make the same one. Her parents love her... And they don't want to see her suffer. So talk shiat while you can, and about a subject you'd have no idea about. If you ever have kids? I hope you never go through what hers must be. Sure as fark know I hope I never do.

Yep, I support right to die.
 
2012-08-11 03:34:16 PM  

Snapper Carr: m3h: It's nice that her parents let her make a video saying she's basically going to kill herself by not getting treatment. I didn't make it to the end because she became annoying. Really really really really annoying.

THIS.


There are (unfortunately) millions of truly courageous children fighting cancer and other debilitating illnesses in the world today. They're brave because they don't give up - they keep fighting regardless of the pain and all the days they feel like crap they remain determined to beat it.

While I can understand and respect this girl's decision, I don't think we should celebrate it.

/flame away.


A friend of mine in high school battled cancer for a few years. Chemo, hair loss and sickness, treatment appeared to be working and he was doing fine for a while. The cancer came back and he had to have a leg removed. It was discovered that the cancer had spread through his body to his lungs. At that point he decided he had put himself and his family through enough. He decided it was time to move on and refused treatment.

To me, that is the bravest god damn thing I've ever witnessed. He new he was going to die and he accepted it.
 
2012-08-11 03:38:53 PM  

MoronLessOff: Snapper Carr: m3h: It's nice that her parents let her make a video saying she's basically going to kill herself by not getting treatment. I didn't make it to the end because she became annoying. Really really really really annoying.

THIS.


There are (unfortunately) millions of truly courageous children fighting cancer and other debilitating illnesses in the world today. They're brave because they don't give up - they keep fighting regardless of the pain and all the days they feel like crap they remain determined to beat it.

While I can understand and respect this girl's decision, I don't think we should celebrate it.

/flame away.

A friend of mine in high school battled cancer for a few years. Chemo, hair loss and sickness, treatment appeared to be working and he was doing fine for a while. The cancer came back and he had to have a leg removed. It was discovered that the cancer had spread through his body to his lungs. At that point he decided he had put himself and his family through enough. He decided it was time to move on and refused treatment.

To me, that is the bravest god damn thing I've ever witnessed. He knew he was going to die and he accepted it.


FTFM
 
2012-08-11 04:20:17 PM  
Only those who faced death as a child are allowed their opinion here.
 
2012-08-11 04:25:34 PM  

unchellmatt: . So talk shiat while you can, and about a subject you'd have no idea about.


craigdamage: Only those who faced death as a child are allowed their opinion here.


I had approximately 50 major surgeries by the time I was her age. Her one little surgical scar? That was 30% of my body. Died twice on the operating table. Spent 6 months in a coma. I've lived 30 years longer than my mother was told I was going to.

/Not just talking shiat or flaming. I understand the pain, I understand wanting to give up. Some people do and that's ok but I don't see it as the brave thing.
 
2012-08-11 06:01:53 PM  

Snapper Carr: unchellmatt: . So talk shiat while you can, and about a subject you'd have no idea about.

craigdamage: Only those who faced death as a child are allowed their opinion here.

I had approximately 50 major surgeries by the time I was her age. Her one little surgical scar? That was 30% of my body. Died twice on the operating table. Spent 6 months in a coma. I've lived 30 years longer than my mother was told I was going to.

/Not just talking shiat or flaming. I understand the pain, I understand wanting to give up. Some people do and that's ok but I don't see it as the brave thing.


Hmm, you make a good point. But IMO, their are many different forms of bravery. She is facing her death and making decisions in a calm and reasoned manner. I don't blame her one bit, and I admire her attitude when faced with incredibly painful and hard to deal with emotions. I call that bravery, even if it isn't the same as maybe the type of bravery that one might see in a person that is willing to "fight cancer" to the bitter, horrible end. I think accepting death instead of fearing it can also be brave.
 
2012-08-11 06:03:10 PM  
WTF link is that? Where is her real page?
 
2012-08-11 07:12:21 PM  
She's too young to have developed a fear of dying.
 
2012-08-11 09:41:13 PM  

buntz: For once I'm disgusted by the Fark trolls.

I usually take it in stride. This time, I'm actually disgusted by you.


Agreed.
 
2012-08-11 11:08:33 PM  

Tillmaster: buntz: For once I'm disgusted by the Fark trolls.

I usually take it in stride. This time, I'm actually disgusted by you.

Agreed.


same fark trolls put yourself in her shoes only with ball cancer. you would understand then and its not so funny is it. if your a farket well dunno what cancer is the worst for your gender im not female of the human race
 
2012-08-11 11:08:43 PM  

Snapper Carr: m3h: It's nice that her parents let her make a video saying she's basically going to kill herself by not getting treatment. I didn't make it to the end because she became annoying. Really really really really annoying.

THIS.


There are (unfortunately) millions of truly courageous children fighting cancer and other debilitating illnesses in the world today. They're brave because they don't give up - they keep fighting regardless of the pain and all the days they feel like crap they remain determined to beat it.

While I can understand and respect this girl's decision, I don't think we should celebrate it.

/flame away.


I hope you two don't have to ever make this decision. And if you do, I hope assholes don't go onto the Internet and question your decision.
 
2012-08-11 11:32:46 PM  
I'm not a troll. My heart goes out to this girl. But I do question the parent's decision to abandon treatment.

Cancer basically gives you four options. Get treatment, suffer, live. Get treatment, suffer, die. Refuse treatment, suffer, die. Refuse treatment, at home or assisted suicide.

The girl, who's likely not pursuing the last option, is going to suffer regardless. I would question a mother and father's choice to let their twelve-year-old refuse treatment. As someone who works with children her age, twelve-year-olds do understand the literal idea of death, but typically their idea of the 'self,' isn't developed enough to 'fear' death, which roughly explains why twelve-year-olds lack judgment skills and end up in the emergency room with broken bones far more often than the adult population.

She's not at the final stages where the doctors are calling for hospice. There are plausible avenues she could take with plausible chances of recovery. Otherwise, she's guaranteed a slow, painful death. Refusing treatment under the argument, "I don't want to suffer anymore," just doesn't make much sense. The child is searching for an (albeit, ironic) form of instant gratification, without having enough psychological (and physiological) maturity to fully understand the consequences of her choice.
 
2012-08-13 09:13:03 AM  
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2012-08-13 10:59:52 AM  
I got sad news from my mum that a relative's rare and aggressive stem cell leukemia reappeared after stem cell treatment. She's only 14 years old and there's no chance that extra chemotherapy would work so she's moving to palliative care to spend some more dear time with her mother who tries to make the best of it since "there's time to grieve later". The kid said she doesn't want to be resuscitated.

Her best chance would have been a bone marrow transplant a long time ago but as she is eurasian they couldn't find a match. Considering that parents with similar cases move to different continents in hope of finding a match for their rare genealogy, this kiddo on the video should try harder, for herself and her parents as she still has a chance.

I don't see any bravery in the video, sorry...

/People who are mixed should go and sign up on a registry!
 
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