Quadriplegic fights hospital for right to die

A 27-year-old Illinois resident, Dan Crews, wants his hospital to pull the plug on him. Crews, who has been a quadriplegic since he was 3, has been fighting Froedtert Hospital for the last year-and-a-half to let him die, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. He is paralyzed from the neck down and a mechanical respirator breathes for him because his diaphragm muscles cannot move air through his lungs. "I feel like I'm the only person in the country who does not have a way or an option to kill myself," he said. Hospital psychiatrists and mental health professionals say Crews must be treated for depression before they would consider such a step. Article