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Lucy had a severe accident leading to lack of oxygen to her brain. She was taken to hospital and transferred to a large intensive care unit. Her mother, Margaret was told by doctors that her outlook was very poor, and that if she survived she would likely be in a vegetative state. Margaret remembers the doctor telling her
Margaret felt sure that life support was not the right thing for Lucy.
Lucy's family spent some time with her in the intensive care unit reading stories to her and saying goodbye. She died shortly after her breathing tube was removed.