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14-Year-Old Girl Begs Chilean President To Let Her Commit Suicide; Her Reasons Will Make You Cry

by on February 24, 2015

Valentina Maureira is a Chilean 14-year-old who suffers from cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that can cause respiratory infection. Her older brother lost his battle with cystic fibrosis when he died at the age of six.

The teenager is on a waiting list to receive a lung transplant; but it hasn’t been prioritized.

In the video, Ms. Maureira requests a meeting with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet. The girl begs the president to allow her to undergo euthanasia, so she could stop suffering and sleep forever.

A government spokesperson has said that euthanasia is illegal; and hence Ms. Maureira’s request has been denied.

Should Valentina be allowed to die? I would love to read how you feel about it in the comments.