Woman in Right-to-Die Fight Goes Home to Family

Sungeun Grace Lee, 28, is in a "deep coma" but will be cared for at home

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012  |  Updated 11:03 PM EDT
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Ailing Queens Woman Opts to Stay on Respirator

Sungeun Grace Lee, a terminally ill Queens woman, has decided she wants to stay on life support.
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A terminally ill New York City 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.

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