This is the story of a woman who, despite having been told she would die, has been forced to give her body away.
It was last year when her son told her he was going to give it to the National Library of Australia (NLAA) for research and the gift came after years of pleading.
“I’m so glad I made the choice to do this,” she said.
“It’s very rare to be able to make such a life changing decision, especially in the age of social media.”
My heart sank as I realised what was going on, but I was also happy to have made the decision and to have the opportunity to contribute to science.””
You think about the time and money it would cost for this to happen. “
It’s a little bit sad that the family that’s doing this has not had that same feeling.”
You think about the time and money it would cost for this to happen.
I was thinking of a lot of other people who were doing it and the family had been told it was a long and arduous process.
“But they were told the only way they would get the donation would be if they donated to a charity and I don’t know if that is true, but it does seem like it.”‘
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“This is a very emotional and difficult process,” Ms Hogg said.
“I feel very helpless and I just feel like it’s my own fault, that I’m not doing this right.”
In my heart I know that this is the right thing for me and I hope the whole world can feel that way.
“The NLAA has announced a change in its policy that will see a $20 donation card sent to donors in the same manner as a debit card, and will offer to give the donor a $5 gift card if they want to donate.”
The gift card will be sent to the recipient’s PayPal account, which is linked to their credit card,” a spokeswoman said.
The NLSA says it is working on changing the policy to allow donors to give $10,000, or up to $100,000 to charities.