When a college course included a term paper, I spent more time researching and prepping for it than I spent writing it.
It was only after I was equipped with an arsenal of facts from a mini library of books (beyond the required reading in the class syllabus), that I felt ready to begin writing.
This strategy, though cumbersome, served me well in college.
It’s actually served me well in life and may serve me, and my family, in matters of death.
In the 2017 Sanctity of Life radio special from the Life Issues Institute, “End of Life – Who Gets to Choose?,” Brad Mattes shares with listeners about a silent and deadly epidemic that is moving across our country:
“Diagnosis’s of brain death have been steadily increasing over the past several years.”
And, as Brad shares in the special, decisions are being made by medical professionals regarding the life and death of patients . . . sometimes without the family’s participation:
“I cannot stress enough how critical it is that you be your own health advocate. Education and awareness are our best allies as we fight to protect life at all stages.”
Joining Brad in this timely and compelling special is a panel of guests – some experts in the area of brain death diagnosis and organ transplants, some who have had families faced with the diagnoses and one guest who herself was diagnosed brain dead.
Dr. Paul Byrne, President of Life Guardian Foundation, notes that the organ transplant industry is a multibillion dollar industry – larger than the abortion industry.
Bobbie Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, observes that “good can come from organ donation,” but he also cautions people to educate themselves and to challenge the brain dead diagnosis.
Sanctity of Life Sunday is January 15th, 2017 – start making plans now to mark the day by airing “End of Life – Who Gets to Choose?” – you’ll be educating and preparing your listeners for the day they may be faced with making a life or death decision.
Lee Ann Jackson
P.S. Contact me now to hear a preview of the 26:00 program.