National Post 16 June 2014My brother, who is severely handicapped, was once admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. During the few hours my family was not with him, a “do not resuscitate” bracelet was attached to his arm. My mother found out about it by accident when she asked what the purple bracelet was for.I can imagine the assumption: he’s so severely handicapped that we should let the pneumonia kill him. To have my brother die this way would have been absolutely devastating to our family.Bill 52, which ushers in doctor-assisted suicide in Quebec, has been discussed a lot by now. However, no one has addressed how arguments over life and death for loved ones can have lasting effects on family relationships and radically alter family dynamics.My brother survived. Not such a happy ending for Tom Mortier, whose mother was killed by euthanasia in 2012. She was clinically depressed and had cut off contact with her son, contrary to his wishes. Tom found out his mother was dead only when he was called to make arrangements for her body at the morgue.http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/06/16/derek-miedema-euthanasia-hurts-families/
Haskins, who went to high school in Maryland, was the starter only one season at Ohio State but completed 70 percent of his passes for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting and was a third-team All-American. Robert Griffin III seemingly took a shot at his former team while offering some advice to the Redskins after they drafted quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick Thursday in Nashville.Griffin, the last quarterback to be taken in the first round by Washington, wrote Thursday on Twitter: “You didn’t draft the young man for nothing. You did it because you believe in the young man. You did it because you need a Quarterback. Don’t give up on him prematurely. He is your investment. Give the kid time to prove himself. Congrats young gun!!! Enjoy every second of it!” NFL Draft 2019: Dwayne Haskins says ‘league done messed up’ letting him slide to Redskins Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that the 21-year-old will have the chance to compete for the starting job against Case Keenum and Colt McCoy. Alex Smith, the team’s No. 1 QB, is expected to miss the entire 2019 season after suffering a gruesome leg injury last year. Related News You didn’t draft the young man for nothing. You did it because you believe in the young man. You did it because you need a Quarterback. Don’t give up on him prematurely. He is your investment. Give the kid time to prove himself. Congrats young gun!!! Enjoy every second of it!— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 26, 2019The Redskins traded up to select Griffin with the No. 2 overall pick in 2012, and he spent three seasons with Washington. But several injuries, including a torn ACL at the end of his rookie season, affected his playing time and he eventually lost the starting job to Kirk Cousins. Griffin ended up playing with the Browns for a season but was released after he was limited to just five games. He sat out a year before signing with the Ravens in 2018, and he’s currently a backup to Lamar Jackson.