nancyfitzmauriceby Kelli

We were constantly in and out of hospital. She never developed more than a six-month-old child.

Simple things like birds singing and hearing children play would put the most beautiful smile on her face. She loved Michael Buble and when I slurped my tea she would give out a hearty chuckle. I gave her the best quality of life she could possibly have….

She was screaming and writhing in agony 24 hours a day. Not being able to ease her suffering was too much to bear….

She wasn’t my angelic child any more, she was a shell. I wanted beautiful ­memories of Nancy, not soul-crushing ones. After a whole weekend of her screaming in agony, I decided I wasn’t going to watch my little girl suffer any more.

~ Charlotte Fitzmaurice, mother of disabled 12-year-old Nancy Fitzmaurice (pictured), who was starved and dehydrated to death in August after her mother petitioned courts to end Nancy’s life,, October 26

The UK’s Mirror notes, “In a landmark decision, Justice King immediately granted Charlotte’s request. Nancy died 14 days later at London’s Great Ormond Street with her family around her after fluids were withdrawn.

The ruling sets a precedent. It is the first time a child breathing on her own, not on life support and not suffering a terminal illness has been allowed to die.”

[Photo from Daily Mail]

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