Tag : Spinal Muscular Atrophy
title : Teen Jerika Bolen Dies After Stopping Lifelong Spinal Treatment: 'Going to Better Place'
summary : Jerika Bolen, the 14-year-old Appleton, Wis., teen whose decision to cease treatment of her brutal spinal disease drew national support, generated a farewell prom, but also sparked a new debate on right-to-die issues, died on Thursday, her mother, Jen Bolen, said. Jerika entered hospice after a lifelong fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, an incurable and progressive disease that robbed her of ever walking in her life and caused continual pain.
date : Sep 23, 2016 12:39 PM EDT