Monday, March 17, 2008



Orthodox Jew to remain on life support, trial next

This horrific morality tale being played out in Canada should be a wake up for us all!

Golubchuk's adult children argue that taking their father off of life support goes against their faith.

Neil Kravetsky is the lawyer representing the Golubchuk family.

Winnipeg's Grace Hospital where Samuel Golubchuk is being kept alive on life support. News Staff

Updated: Wed. Feb. 13 2008 9:21 PM ET
The case of a family's fight to keep their 84-year-old father on life support against the wishes of a Winnipeg hospital will go to trial, after a judge ruled that doctors should not have "the final say."
In the meantime, Samuel Golubchuk, an Orthodox Jew, will remain on life support at Grace Hospital, connected to a feeding tube and ventilator.
"We are grateful for the decision the judge made -- not only for my father, but for all the elderly people and disabled people," son Percy Golubchuk told reporters.
Doctors at the facility have claimed that Golubchuk has minimal brain function and that his chances for recovery are slim.
But Golubchuk's adult children argue that taking their father off of life support goes against their faith. They say hastening their father's death is a sin under their Orthodox Jewish faith.
"Doctors don't know everything," said Percy Golubchuk. "God is the major doctor." (continued . . )

Need a boost to get your day going and heart focused
on Him?

I've been thinking and praying today about Lauren Richardson.
For the first time I found my way to the testimonial page on her web site.

Let your heart be blessed by the love, dedication and hope in these individual's stories of their disabled loved ones.

Take a moment to Praise the Lord for dear souls like these, who love in spite of the obstacles and persevere when the system tells them to give up.

These are the kinds of hearts that established America's hospitals, before they became money driven.

Lord, we pray for an outpouring of your love and healing upon Lauren and her family this day.

Touch the heart of the judge in this matter, that he will recognize the value of this beautiful young mom. Let Lauren understand the love and concern pouring forth on her behalf. Bring goodness where some mean for evil to prevail.

LORD, WE LOVE YOU AND PRAISE YOU for every day that you give us to proclaim your mighty name.