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About Us

The term life support is usually left for sustaining a patients life when one of their vital organs is no longer functioning correctly. While I can see the connection for terming this form of treatment as "life support" the question that begs to be asked is, what about the years leading up to this?

Can the term life support also include all the times in ones life when support was required be it physical, psychological, emotional and/or spiritual? By my way of thinking, if you can't solve the issue on your own, getting outside help or support is helping to better your life in some way, shape or form; thus life support.

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