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End-of-Life Decisions: One Family's Choice

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End-of-Life Decisions: One Family's Choice

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End-of-Life Decisions: One Family's Choice

End-of-Life Decisions: One Family's Choice

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Thousands of Americans are in a persistent vegetative state. Every day, families and medical caregivers agonize over whether to continue or withhold life-sustaining care. In the second part of a Morning Edition series examining end-of-life decisions, NPR's Richard Knox tells the story of Dorothy McManus, who recently had to choose between life and death for her comatose husband.