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19-Year-Old Wakes After Life Support Is Removed

19-Year-Old Wakes After Life Support Is Removed

The case of Carina Melchior has sparked a public debate in Denmark about organ donations and end-of-life treatments.

Carina was 19 years old when she crashed her car in October last year. After three days in the Aarhus Hospital in Denmark, doctors advised withdrawing life support and consulted her family, who agreed to donate Carina's organs. But shockingly, less than 24 hours after staff turned off the breathing life support equipment, and as her body was being prepared for organ donation, Carina opened her eyes and moved her legs.

Today, Carina is still rehabilitating but is able to walk, talk, and even ride her horse. Her parents, meanwhile, are suing the hospital for damages. 

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