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Wife Honors Husband’s Plea to Die

Tampa Bay Times
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

As a nurse, Patty Allison knew what to do when her husband Ed crashed his bike and broke his neck. She kept him alive, breathing air into his lungs, until paramedics could arrive. But as the Tampa Bay Times reports, Ed Allison wound up on a ventilator -- not the kind of life he wanted. 

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