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Advance Health Care Directive Archives

PA Advance Health Care Directives: Did Bobbi Kristina have one?

So who will decide Bobbi Kristina's fate? Her father or Nick Gordon, her alleged husband?  An advance health care directive would have made this situation a lot easier.  Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina's father, is keeping a vigil beside his daughter as she struggles for her life. A statement by Bobby Brown's attorney recently stated that Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon were never actually married, even though, outwardly, there was no reason to suspect that they were not.

The Importance of Advance Health Care Directives vs. Living Wills

Why is an advance health care directive better than a living will in Pennsylvania? In June 2013, Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. In October of 2012, Felix Baumgartner jumped from a capsule on the edge of space, becoming the first person to break the sound barrier without the aid of a vehicle. Fred Mack, a Pennsylvanian from Newtown Square, recently celebrated his 100th birthday by jumping out of a plane. Thankfully, these stunts all went smoothly. However, the risk of serious, debilitating injury was very real. What happens when someone is seriously injured and can't make a decision about their medical care?