At a conference I attended this past weekend regarding end-of-life issues, we learned of the plight of Aden Hailu, a young lady who was admitted to a hospital in April 2015 for abdominal pain and is in danger of being murdered by the hospital. The speaker who alerted us to this situation is Dr. Paul Byrne, who has been attempting to assist Ms. Hailu's family in saving her life. I link now to an article that he wrote for Renew America; before that article he wrote others regarding Ms. Hailu's predicament.
In the first article, Dr. Byrne outlined a basic course of action, including relatively inexpensive thyroid medication and more complete nutrition delivery to her. Yet the hospital refuses to provide these treatments.
Ms. Hailu's father is now left with no alternative but to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court to deal with that recalcitrant hospital. The hospital in question is St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV. Their website is right here. Please contact them and insist - politely but firmly - that they provide Ms. Hailu the treatment she needs to fully recover and to end her de facto imprisonment in her current state of medical limbo. It looks like we can comment on their Facebook and Twitter pages using the icons at the bottom of their site page. If you do so, please use the hashtag in the title of this post.
In the near future, I'll be posting more on end-of-life issues and how the Culture of Death is preying on helpless people at the other end of the life spectrum. But please act now for Aden and spread the word on your own social sites and email lists.
UPDATE! - Two hours ago I posted my request to Mercy's facebook page. Lo and behold, I am now blocked from that page! Surprise!
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