Monday, August 20, 2007

Ruben Navarro

I have blogged before about the treatment of people with disabilities as less than human. But never murder.

I hope the horrific story of Ruben Navarro, the young man whose death was allegedly hastened by a physician, has caught your attention -- but it may not have since it has been minimally covered in the media. The local news station covered it here, but there doesn't seem to be much other coverage. According to the news station, a transplant surgeon is "facing three separate felony charges in connection with the death" of the young man.

The tragedy is thoroughly covered on "Big Noise, A Blog about Equality, Freedom, and Justice". There are quite a few links to details of the story and to the actual complaint filed by Ruben's mother. Ruben Navarro was a young man with a disability who was institutionalized when his parents could no longer care for him. Within 5 months he was dead, seemingly murdered by a doctor who wanted quicken his death and harvest his organs for transplantation.

Please check the link and learn the sad horrible details.

1 comment:

Jacqui said...

Hi David, I actually read this over a big noise. I haven't commented cause it's taken me a few days to settle down. We recently had an event happen here that hit home to me how much the medical community needs to change their views on the quality of life. Look forward to reading your disability carnival!