Their lives are so short.

Can you believe that at one point, this was illegal? Emily would have had to carry on with broken hips, trashed kidneys, a heart condition that makes surgical intervention impossible. Emily deserved more than this kind of suffering.

Which is why, even though it hurts, I’m choosing this for her.

When the nurse came in, I had them remove her dialysis tubes. I sat on her hospital bed, on the clean white sheets, and held her hand as they gave her the injection. I held her in my metal arms and wished I could cry.

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