Should this 10 year old's Dying Wish Be Granted?

United States
March 23, 2008 3:36am CST
10 year old Jayci Yaeger is dying. She has been battling brain tumors; her doctors say that she is now losing that fight. Her dying wish is to see her father one last time, but that wish might not be granted. Full details here: http://www.kolnkgin.com/home/headlines/16762906.html What do you think? Should this little girl's wish be granted?
3 responses
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
24 Mar 08
That would be a hard decision. While we have empathy for her,the justice system may not. I can understand her wish. On the other hand her father is in prison for a reason. While it might be possible to allow this how could they do this without compromising security,etc.
• United States
24 Mar 08
Yes, I'm sure there is a lot that goes into consideration in a case such as this. It is a hard situation to have to make important decisions about. I can't help but feel sorry for this girl and her family in this difficutl and tragic situation though.
@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
26 Mar 08
You don't compromise security. You bring him to the hospital and post a police officer outside the room. I am pretty sure after the little girl sees her father, it wouldn't be long after that she passed. I agree with her mother that she is waiting for her dad. My aunt waited for her other niece (my sister) and my daughter and all the friends and then that night she passed away. We informed everyone that we thought that day was the day, so everyone came by and my aunt knew my sister and my daughter hadn't been there yet. She passed May 6th, 2005 at 9:06pm
• United States
26 Mar 08
You make very good points too, icyorchid. I agree that it probably wouldn't take her long to pass away once her father was there. It's just so sad...I saw the story on CNN Headline news first, then looked it up on the net to see if I could get more info. on it...it made me cry
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@urbandekay (18312)
23 Mar 08
It certainly seems harsh all the best urban
• United States
24 Mar 08
I first saw the story on the news, then looked it up on the web to see if I could get more info. on it. I think it's a tragic and sad story. I'm such a sap...it made me cry...
@gabrielle47 (1221)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
I feel sad for the girl and her family especially her dad for not being allowed to be with her daugheter in her last final days. If i was the judge handling the case, then I would allow the father to be with her daughter. Let the judge feel if he was in that father's shoe of not being with her dying daughter. Yes each have its own rules and rules have been placed for some purposes. But can't there be exeptions especially for like that little dying girl's simple wish? Her wish is not so big that maybe a compassionate person will not grant. Often times, people lose their compasion in this world and always act to what others say and tha society dictates. But I bet the father is in remorse now of the sin he have committed and being in prison. Lets have some compassion for the dying girl!
• United States
24 Mar 08
Yes, I feel sorry for that poor girl