I got this thru the Seattle PI:
What is going on here? The doctor had the gall to tell the parents that their daughter wasn't elgible to have a transplant because she is mentally disadvantaged:
Rivera wrote that a doctor, whom she did not name, told her and her husband, Joe Rivera, that Amelia wouldn't be eligible for a transplant because of her quality of life and her mental condition.
"I put my hand up. 'Stop talking for a minute. Did you just say that Amelia shouldn't have the transplant done because she is mentally retarded. I am confused. Did you really just say that?'" she wrote. "I begin to shake. My whole body trembles and he begins to tell me how she will never be able to get on the waiting list because she is mentally retarded."
Can you call and email Childrens Philly and let them know the whole world now is watching this?
Folks, this type of discrimination needs to stop now. DBS (Death By Spreadsheet) should not be an option for anyone.
Update: edited for title...
Update 2: The article I listed above has been changed since I started reading it. They do mention she does have a genetic disorder Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. I will be reading up on it asap today.