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I heard this morning that she is not expected to live, has brain damage (brain dead?) and is being kept alive to determine the viability of harvesting her organs, which is what her family thinks she would have wanted.   Very sad.

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It's not what "her family thinks she would've wanted", it's what Anne had expressed many times during her life, in interviews and podcasts, that she wanted to be an organ donor.

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I had reruns of Chicago PD on for background noise yesterday and it was the story line with Anne.  She looked beautiful and did a great job.  So very sad in just a few years she became addicted again.  

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It is very sad.  I have pity for those addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.  I don't see how any organs could be viable for donation.

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@KingstonsMom wrote:

It's not what "her family thinks she would've wanted", it's what Anne had expressed many times during her life, in interviews and podcasts, that she wanted to be an organ donor.


In some States, it must be in writing.  It can be noted on a driver license in some States also.

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Frankly I was shocked she survived after I saw the video and the aftermath.  It's very sad for her family and especially her two sons especially the youngest. 

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@Mz iMac 

 

It was....that's why they're checking to see if any organs are viable for transplant, otherwise why bother?

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@KingstonsMom wrote:

It's not what "her family thinks she would've wanted", it's what Anne had expressed many times during her life, in interviews and podcasts, that she wanted to be an organ donor.


@KingstonsMom    Just repeating what was said on the news.

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Yes, I read this, too. It's a very sad situation, but I suspect she would have chosen death over physical impairment, or even facing what's happened. She was mentally too fragile to have coped with such.

 

In fact, for whatever reason, her behavior was highly suspicious for suicidal intent/ideation, IMHO. It doesn't take a lot to set someone off who has battled duel diagnosis mental illness for years. Something triggered her and she lost control. 

 

She recently did a movie for Lifetime. I read it will still be aired next month. The title is: Girl in Room 13. 

 

All her friends describe her as sweet and kind, almost childlike. I hope they're able to harvest some organs, considering her condition. I'm sure she would have liked leaving a gift, of self, behind. 

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Abuse of the body from addiction can leave some organs damaged and not suitable for donation.  Then there are risks to be taken by the person(s) receiving damaged organs. Desperate times (the need for organs) has its downfalls.