Monday, July 27, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown finally allowed to die

By +Tina Cruris

6 months after being found brain dead unconscious in a bathtub, Bobbi Kristina Brown has been finally allowed to rest after her body decided to follow suit. Bobbi is the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, who died in a bathtub in 2012. A celebrity outpouring of messages for the family have been unanimous in the sentiment, "About damn time".

Whitney and Bobbi
Like mother, like daughter
Whitney's own cousin, Dionne Warwick, led the way by saying, "She is in much better hands now", possibly alluding to the fact that she disagreed with the reason for keeping Bobbi alive artificially for the last 6 months. Other statements of support sent through Twitter and the interwebs include, "She is finally at peace in the arms of God", "Peace, at last", "Ugh, this is so sad :(", and "So who gets the $20 million inheritance now?"

Doctors in attendance at her hospice care unit were unable to say at what time Bobbi Kristina, who was just 22 years old, died, but they can confirm that it was comfortable and peaceful. Meanwhile, people around the world have breathed a huge sigh of relief as heaven finally gets it's angel, after 6 months in a medically induced coma.

A friend of the family recalls a conversation between the mother and daughter just after Whitney released 'I will always love you'. "Mommy", she asked, wide eyed and full of admiration, "How do you get so high?". Whitney just smiled knowingly and looked across the room to the wall where a picture of her ex-husband, Bobby Brown was hanging.

The story of Bobbi Kristina's extended slow death is another reason for people to get onboard with making a 'Living Will', a legal document which states your preferences should you become unable to make personal choices about your own healthcare. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo, a young woman who was kept alive on a machine while a family squabble became a court case revolving around her right to die. Her husband believed that she would not want to live in a persistive vegetative state, while her parents disagreed and fought to keep the machine which kept her alive switched on.

We at STP send our thoughts and sympathies to Bobbi's family and friends. It's never easy to say goodbye to someone, even if you have had 6 months to come to terms with the inevitable. May you finally rest in peace, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Do you think that artificially extending a life with no hope of recovery is a selfish move? Do you have a living will? Share your thoughts and opinions below.

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