“How long does it gurantee I will live?” Maathai asked doctors, taking them offguard,one of them explained, “I was a little shocked because normally patients ask that before quality of life”
“Well it guarantees an extension of life to about 6 months to five years,” explained
“What if I don’t go that route of Chemotherapy and surgery?” Maathai posed.
“Well it will spread very fast and will arrest your key organs and that may causedeath,” The Doctors explained hoping to g
et her reconsider the path she was nowtaking.
“Well instead of spending the rest of my six or five years postponing death and
spending money and resources that would make my family happy, let me surrender
to the creator,” two sources quoted Maathai sayin
g.Attempts to make the option of surgery and chemotherapy failed with doctors evenleaving her for a day to reconsider her decision.Finally as per institutional policy the Hos
pital was forced to ask the hard questions, “
when it spreads to the rest of your organs it may cause cardiac arrest
(Read Heart Attack)
can we install a cardiac warning bell?”
“For what purpose is such a bell?” she once again posed, “Well” tone of the heHospital Administrators who attended explained, “
to help us resuscitate you in case
something happens and probably rush you to HDU or ICU for attention”
Wangari Maathai, our sources explain, sat up her pillow and with a firm but friendly
(sic) look said, “if that happens, let it happen, don’t intervene.”
“Why,” they almost unprofessionally reacted, and she respond, “because life is not about me only, its about many other people and I am still strong.”
As required by policy, they then asked her to tell her family to sign the DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) forms clearing the hospital of any responsibility should the eventualityhappen.
Again, she said she would put pen to paper, “without subjecting anyone to thedecision about her” –
a painful decision she made shortly after 4pm, jus two days
before she died”
She spent her life sacrificing, First her life for the environmental safety of Kenyansplacing her life in danger, second stripping to save detained Kenyans from hands of dictatorship, on her last breath her sacrifice was to her family and in burial, by