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03/31/05 - Lufkin

Local Woman Reacts To Schiavo's Death

by Chris Cato

People all across the country have been following Terri Schiavo's case, but for a Lufkin woman, the story hits close to home.

Karen Want's son is in a similar condition. Just like Terri Schiavo, he is on a feeding tube. He also has to use a tracheotomy to breathe. Karen says knowing her son can feel pain and has what she says are minimal mental abilities has her horrified at the treatment of Terri Schiavo.

Karen said, "it's just sad that we had to watch her suffer for so long. Her family, what they went through, I can only imagine how they must feel."

Karen says her only consolation is that Terri is now at peace.

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