What would happen if you were declared brain-dead after only four hours under doctor supervision, only – your brain was still ticking? Lori Ross knows just what it is like to be mis-diagnosed and not just due to lack of fore site but because of a lack of knowledge on the doctor’s part.
Ross suffered from polio and was taken to the hospital when she stopped breathing. Shortly thereafter she was declared brain dead. Luckily her parents refused to accept that diagnosis and she is now recovered and doing well. Because of what happened to her, she is trying to spread awareness about how doctors “underestimate the quality of life of people with disabilities.”
Story thanks to the Winnipeg Free Press.
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