Woman Who Asked To Be Removed From Life Support Dies

MINEOLA, N.Y. (February 13, 2013)—Grace Lee, 28, a New York woman who battled her parents for the right to be taken off life support and then later changed her mind has died.

Lee died Sunday, her mother said, and service will be held Thursday followed by burial on Friday.

Lee, who was a financial analyst, was diagnosed with a tumor on her brain stem in 2011.

She was hospitalized last fall after suffering a seizure.

She asked to be taken off the ventilator, but her devoutly Christian parents opposed the move.

A judge sided with Lee, permitting her to go off life support, but Lee changed her mind and stayed on the ventilator.

She died at her parents' home, where she had care for been since November.

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