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Final Five Wishes
CW
Psych 210-B13
Liberty University

I currently am twenty years old. Death is not something I think about much. I rarely ever ponder the decision that would need to be made if ever put in what could be considered a critical position. I am so young, so fresh in life, making a name for myself, death and my last wishes are not things I have honestly sat down to straighten out. While pondering my last wishes I felt overwhelmed, slightly depressed. At this point in time, I have no husband or offspring, just my friends, parents, siblings, and boyfriend. I kept thinking, “Parents are not supposed to face final five wishes in regards to their children, it should be the other way around.” However, I know how fragile life is and how real death is, I know that any moment I could be laying on my death bed and begging my parents to carry out my last wishes. First Wish: I would appoint my father as my medical power of attorney if I were put in a situation where I was incapable of making them for myself. I choose my father because he and I have talk many times about what we want for ourselves if we were put in situations like this. I would like to use my body for a better purpose; if I cannot use it then I want someone who can to use it. I am an organ donor, as well as my dad, and I want to make sure that my body can help other people. My father respects my wish, however my mother does not. I would also want to be cremated, what is the point in wasting money on a box that my body will rote in for the rest of eternity? It’s pricey and pointless. My father agrees that he as well would want to be cremated and can understand why I would want to be, but my mother thinks it’s a cruel thing and wants a place she can always come and visit my body at, seems morbid to me. Second Wish: The kind of medical treatment I would want would be the…...

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