By Dave Hurteau
While I was bowhunting in South Dakota last week, the heartrending story of a paralyzed deer hunter’s decision to end life support made national news. In case you missed it, after falling 16 feet from his treestand on Nov. 2, Indiana hunter Tim Bowers was left paralyzed from the shoulders down and potentially in need of a ventilator for life.
According the AP report:
His family had a unique request: Could he be brought out of sedation to hear his prognosis and decide what he wanted to do?
“Doctors said yes, and Bowers chose to take no extra measures to stay alive. He died Sunday, hours after his breathing tube was removed.
"We just asked him, 'Do you want this?' And he shook his head emphatically no," his sister, Jenny Shultz, said….