nprnews_____ = ||| lubuntu at wor3|||One Man’s COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities||| kickerpage = |||no kicker pagenpr for NPRNEWS||| summarynpr = |||The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. Michael Hickson’s widow says doctors ended his care because they underestimated the life of a man with significant disabilities.


One Man's COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities

Melissa Hickson says no one asked her husband Michael, shown here with stepdaughter Mia, if he wanted to keep getting treatment. “He would say: ‘I want to live. I love my family and my children … that’s the reason for the three years I have fought to survive,'” she says.

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One Man’s COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities



The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. Michael Hickson’s widow says doctors ended his care because they underestimated the life of a man with significant disabilities.


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