Teenager turns down heart transplant TWICE: 'I just want to live life to the full'

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Well if I was one of his parents, I would definitely don't care about what his decision - I wouldn't want to see my child die...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/lia...

He suffers from a congenital heart defect and pulmonary hypertension - and now doctors say he has only months, if not days, to live

Every morning Sharon and Neil Gawthorpe creep silently into their son's bedroom. What they do next, no parent should have to endure.

But every day they stand in the 18-year-old's room and listen for a sign he is still alive.

A sign - sighing or snoring - that their beloved son Liam is breathing.

It might seem an odd thing to do but the couple from Liversedge, West Yorkshire, have every reason to be so worried.

Liam, who suffers from a congenital heart defect and pulmonary hypertension, has twice turned down a heart and double lung transplant - and now doctors say he has only months, if not days, to live.

"We wake up every day and one of us has to go into his bedroom and check if he's still alive," says dad Neil.

Comments (10)

Aug 28, 2013

What part of what he is doing is courageous or to be lauded? Sure, someone else is going to get the heart but I would feel awfully shitty about myself if I was in his family.

"Hey, you guys are great and all but I'd rather just die than save myself. Take it easy!"

What a hero.

Aug 28, 2013

Yeah retard level: YOLO.

Aug 28, 2013
Cruncharoo:

What part of what he is doing is courageous or to be lauded? Sure, someone else is going to get the heart but I would feel awfully shitty about myself if I was in his family.

"Hey, you guys are great and all but I'd rather just die than save myself. Take it easy!"

What a hero.

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Mar 18, 2019

Kid may be depressed. In a way it is suicide.

Jun 30, 2014

His motives seem very vague, I am not sure I quite understand his reasoning.

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."

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Mar 18, 2019

Don't get this at ALL

Mar 18, 2019

I don't agree with his decision, but why is this news, why is it posted here, and why is it something people have to give their opinions on? The guy is making his own decisions. So be it.

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Mar 18, 2019

Idiot. You only live once. Utilize it.

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Mar 18, 2019
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