The doctor told me she would be on a ventilator for the rest of her life. My mother always told me that there were two things she didn't want. She didn't want to go to a nursing home and she didn't want to be on a breathing apparatus. I had them remove the ventilator two weeks ago. She was comfortable when she passed on.

For the last 15 years of my mother's life she was in a vegetative state, but she was breathing on her own.

My mother will be buried tomorrow at 10 o'clock in her final resting place at Oak Ridge Cemetery. We want to move on. . . . We will go to the courts to protect our mother.