COMMUNITY VOICES | Life or death: We all have a choice

My father passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2013 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Hospital from complications after a minor surgery to remove cancerous skin spots that had spread to several lymph nodes in his neck. After the operation he experienced a major stroke on the left side of his brain. My sister and I were left to make any decisions regarding our father’s life, as he never remarried after he and our mother divorced. This was the only thing he had made perfectly clear to one of his sisters a couple of years earlier. At the time of his death, neither my sister nor I had passed our 31st birthday. Continue Reading