MY sisters and I have just been told my father doesn’t have long to live. As we gather around the doctor who had just delivered the painful news, I catch sight of my father at the far end of the ward and my heart breaks. Multiple organ failure, we’re told. There’s nothing they can do. All around us are patients on beds struggling to overcome their illnesses. One man is hooked to a dialysis machine. Another, moans out loud in pain. Yet another, like my father, is unconscious and is attached to a host of machines that seems to keep him alive.
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