Eric Schmitt-Matzen looks every bit the part of Santa Claus.
His 6-foot frame carries 310 pounds, leaving “just enough of a lap for the kids to sit on,” he says with a gentle Kringley chuckle right out of Central Casting.
Kate Allatt suffered a stroke in 2013 when she was 39 years old. The mother of three (ages 11, 9, and 6) ran 70 miles a week and was actively involved in her children’s lives. After a few weeks of headaches, a doctor misdiagnosed her with migraine and sent her home with pain killers. Five hours later, the blood clot that had all the while been accumulating in her brain stem caused her to suffer a massive stroke. For the next ten days, Allatt was in a medically-induced coma, and the entire time she experienced a terrifying condition called Locked-In Syndrome.
Proponents of assisted suicide don’t like for people to call it that. As anyone familiar with the debate over legalization of assisted suicide knows, they prefer to call it “death with dignity” instead. It sounds much more pleasant, doesn’t it? Instead of having the negative connotations that suicide carries, proponents can spin a tale of dying in a “dignified” way. Never before has suicide ever been considered dignified, but now they’re trying their hardest to convince people that suicide equals dignity — and they aren’t happy when people don’t play along.
There have been many cases of abortion facility workers withholding key facts from abortion minded women. In some cases, staffers outright lied. For example, in this article, a post-abortive woman recalls being told that her baby was just “a clump of cells”:
On Tuesday LEGO shared their good news with social media – a new baby mini figure. The Facebook post announced the figurine the way many excited parents do, with an ultrasound image.
Dutch photographer Marieke van der Velden stood with Abou Badwi outside his makeshift tent in a refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon. There, as ominous clouds rolled overhead and a dance of dust darted past, Badwi explained the daily surrealism that is his life in a refugee camp.
TYLER, Texas – By the age of six, Danica Wetmore had only ever lived inside a Ukrainian orphanage.
In all that time, Thom and Tami Wetmore were the only ones who ever visited her.
In England, 18-year-old Reanne Ractoo has won multiple international climbing competitions despite being completely blind and having cerebral palsy. It is remarkable that Reanne is a climber because cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects the musculoskeletal system as well as fine motor function.
Physician assisted suicide is now legal in some states, and may or not be soon in California. For those discouraged by such laws, whether they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or not, and for those looking for hope and comfort, Nick Magnotti’s story may be an inspiration.