Bye Bye Susan Torres

Now that’s sad, heartbreaking even. Little Susan Anne Catherine Torres passed away yesterday a month after she was born to her brain-dead Mom, Susan Rollin Torres.

Mom Torres was a 26-year-old researcher at the National Institutes of Health, who suffered a stroke in May after melanoma spread to her brain and she lost consciousness. While technically brain-dead, her family kept Mom Torres alive until she gave birth, and then without the bullshit circus of Terry Schaivo, she was allowed to die in peace after she was taken off life support.

Now her daughter has followed Mom into the great beyond, leaving Dad Torres with just one child – 2-year-old Peter – and a pile of medical bills. So sad. So sad.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 13th, 2005 @ 7:34 am

    Your compassion here is just…striking.

  2. wayan (unregistered) on September 13th, 2005 @ 9:12 am

    Thanks for the sarcasm Tom.

    I really do think its a sad story, and maybe I tried to write more but couldn’t. Or well not without loosing it, thinking of what will never be.

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