Death is a subject that most people don’t want to discuss. You may not admit it, but most people fear death. But, think about it, all living things must die.
Plus, death is just as common as being born. If you enter the world, you must exit the world.
That is why it’s important to be prepared. Getting prepared for death is no easy task. Hopefully, this article will kill your fears.
According to a survey conducted by the AARP, one in five Americans age 50 or older preplanned and made funeral arrangements or both.
Although the majority of these individuals are 50 or older, young people die too. For this reason, people should have a living will.
After reviewing the Terri Schiavo case, you will agree that having a will is necessary.
Schiavo’s story represents one of the most important cases concerning having a living will of all time.
According to www. who2.com, Schiavo was a woman who suffered severe brain damage after her heart stopped beating for five minutes.
She remained in a persistent vegetative state. Michael Schiavo, her husband, filed a legal petition to have her feeding tube removed several years later.
Members of the woman’s family did not agree with him. After the disagreement the legal battle began and the rest is history.
Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed. This could have been prevented, if she would have had a living will.
The Webster’s Dictionary definition of a will is a legal document declaring a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of their property. A will may include how a person wishes’ to be buried, if they want to be cremated, kept on a feeding tube and other wishes’ and desires.
Death is a part of life. Take the subject seriously and be prepared. You never know when the grim reaper is going to call your name.