Terminally Ill Queens Woman Goes Home to Family

the 28-year-old is in a ``deep coma'' but was discharged from a Long Island hospital and would be cared for with nursing and pain management

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012  |  Updated 9:09 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Terminally Ill Queens Woman Goes Home to Family

Handout/Facebook

Grace Sungeun Lee

advertisement

A terminally ill Queens woman who won a court battle to go off her respirator but then changed her mind will spend Thanksgiving in her parents' home.
 
A legal representative for Sungeun Grace Lee told Newsday the 28-year-old is in a ``deep coma'' but was discharged from a Long Island hospital and would be cared for with nursing and pain management.

  Lee was found to have a tumor on her brain stem. An appeals court ruled that she could be taken off life support after she said it was what she wanted. The court order rejected requests by her parents seeking to prevent it. Lee since changed her mind and remains on a ventilator.
 
Lee's legal representative told Newsday she has a short time to live.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out