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Dying 5-Year-Old Girl Chooses ‘Heaven Over Hospital’: ‘Don’t Worry. God Will Take Care of Me’

by on Oct.29, 2015, under 2015 Year

At five years old, Julianna Snow has already experienced a lifetime worth of pain.

The Oregon girl is dying from an incurable, degenerative neuromuscular disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), which has had her in and out of hospitals for the past 18 months enduring “countless procedures” and spending “weeks at a time trying to breathe,” her mom, Michelle Moon, wrote in a post entitled “My Daughter Wants to Choose Heaven Over the Hospital'” on The Mighty, a website for families struggling with disabilities, serious diseases and life and death issues.

So earlier this year, her parents, Michelle Moon and Steve Snow, asked her what she wanted to do the next time she got seriously ill and needed to go to the hospital.

Their daughter chose heaven, her mom, who also has a blog, wrote on the website.

“A few months after we started hospice, Julianna made it clear to us that she does not want to go to the hospital again,” her mom wrote in May 2015. “Like so many kids who have had to face life-threatening illness, she is wise beyond her years – but she is still only 4 years old.

“I do not think that she will survive another illness, especially without aggressive intervention,” she wrote. “Julianna understands this, too. We have had some remarkable, uncomfortable, humbling conversations about heaven.”

Last month, it was this:Before these conversations, Michelle says she and Steve had planned to take Julianna to the hospital if she got sick again. But after hearing Julianna’s wishes, they changed their minds, Michelle told CNN in an email.

“She made it clear that she doesn’t want to go through the hospital again,” Michelle wrote. “So we had to let go of that plan because it was selfish.”

Michelle wrote a second column in early June explaining more about their decision.

“Julianna talks about the hospital – a lot,” she wrote. “Usually about how much she hates it. I tried to remind her of all the wonderful people who helped her.

“I tried to remind her of all the wonderful people who helped her,” she wrote. “We hate all the NT [naso-tracheal suction, the thing she hated the most from the hospital] and pokes too – but they killed the germs and let her come home, so didn’t that make it OK?

“We had this conversation many, many times,” she wrote. “Julianna wouldn’t say anything, One night in early February, she finally answered. She said “no.” And then she started talking about heaven.*

While some ethicists disagree with their decision to listen to their daughter, according to CNN, Julianna’s doctor supports them, he told CNN.

“For her, there is no light at the end of the tunnel,” Danny Hsia, her pulmonologist says, told CNN. “She doesn’t have a long time to live.”

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When Julianna gets another infection, the hospital will likely not be able to save her, he told CNN.

Diana Scolaro, the nurse who took care of Julianna through three stays in the intensive care unit, also supports Steve and Michelle’s decision.

“You have to know what it’s like to hold down a child and hear them scream so you can stick a tube down their nose,” she told CNN.

“It’s one thing to do that when you know you’ll have a success at the end, but for Julianna, there is no success,” she added. “We pulled her from death’s door so many times last year, but she’s sicker now than she was then, and I don’t think we could pull her through another big crisis.”

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Praying for Revival in African America – Woman throws baby out window, tells cops “the devil is in her,”

by on Oct.17, 2015, under 2015 Year, African-American Community, Endtimes, Protecting the lambs

Tenisha Fearon, 27, is charged with murder after allegedly throwing her six-month old daughter Junilah out a window in the Bronx, New York

Tenisha Fearon, 27, is charged with murder after allegedly throwing her six-month old daughter Junilah out a window in the Bronx, New York

Louella Hatch, godmother of suspect Tenisha Fearon, told the News that Fearon was ranting to cops that “the devil is in her,” as she was being taken away.

Fearon, 27, was arrested after she allegedly dangled and then dropped Junilah Lawrence out of the window of their sixth-floor apartment on Tiebout Avenue, near 181st Street, around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Neighbor Lizette Rodriguez told the Times that Fearon, who was naked at the time, screamed, “Hallelujah, praise God, we’re all going to die,” before dropping the girl. “She was arguing with herself,” she added.

The mother was found naked in her apartment along with her three other children after the incident Thursday.

The mother was found naked in her apartment along with her three other children after the incident Thursday.

Next-door neighbor Gregorio Lopez added that after throwing the baby out the window, Fearon lay on the floor of her apartment surrounded by her other three children, aged 10, 8 and 4. They were all naked and lying on their backs as well. “I actually thought that they weren’t alive when I saw them lying on the floor naked,” Lopez said. But then Fearson “jumped up and started hitting the window,” he said. “That’s when I started calling for more help because I thought she might throw more [kids] out.”

Police said the single mother-of-four was suffering from a 'psychotic episode' when she carried out the heinous act.

Police said the single mother-of-four was suffering from a ‘psychotic episode’ when she carried out the heinous act.

The baby was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was pronounced dead; the three other children were taken there as well, but none were harmed during the incident. Fearon was taken in custody to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. She has now been charged with second-degree murder.

A woman who identified herself as Tamica Fearon, the suspect’s sister, told the Post, “All I know is she loves her kids dearly. She’s a good mother, so something must have gone wrong.”

Fearon (pictured with one her children - but not her six-month-old baby Junilah) was taken into custody and ordered to a psychological examination.

Fearon (pictured with one her children – but not her six-month-old baby Junilah) was taken into custody and ordered to a psychological examination.

“Something must have snapped,” neighbor Carol Watson, who says she’s known Fearon for years, told the Times. “She was a good mother and very protective of those children. All I can tell you is that something must have snapped. She must have had a breakdown or something…you never know what is going on in someone’s head. People are under all kinds of stress these days.”

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