By Carol A. Freeman
This is often the tale of a tender girl, misdiagnosed with a bipolar sickness, her twist of fate and next coma. Her mom starts off a quest for solutions, wondering her personal non secular ideals. She reveals self-discovery, information and the peace she desperately seeks within the teachings and traditions of local American (Lakota) spirituality. it's only via a deep religious connection to her daughter in a coma that the relatives is ready to make the ultimate selection to take away her feeding tube. From this tragedy comes forth a better information of the significance of lifestyles and dying studies and the alternatives every one people has to make.
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I asked her if she was able to get her medication in Phoenix, and she said she did. I advised her once again to go back into treatment. By the end of the second week in July, I had not heard from Sharon, and I was getting concerned. She had always called regularly, and she had not left me a phone number where I could reach her. All I could do was wait for her to call. 34 ___________________________Carol A. Freeman As The Eagle Cries___________________________ 35 CHAPTER 2 THE ACCIDENT July 23, 1999 was like any other day at work.
She had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay restitution charges for a DWI, which had occurred three years before when she had hit a utility pole in Phoenix. She had not paid the restitution for about six months. Sharon was then taken to the emergency room of the local hospital after complaining to the policeman of abdominal pain and stating her boyfriend had hit her with a bat. Further information revealed that the emergency room doctor released Sharon to the custody of the police since they could find no internal injuries.
Each Sunday for the four weeks prior to Hanbleca, I sat at our kitchen table for three hours and made my prayer ties for the ceremony along with six prayer flags. Each person is asked to make 405 prayer ties, which will surround the six-by-six-foot area called a Hochaka, in which they will be for four days. Six prayer flags are also required, one each of black, red, white, yellow, blue, and green cloth. On each side of the Hochaka, 101 prayer ties are hung attached to a willow stick. On the North side is a string of red cloth prayer ties, in the East 101 yellow prayer ties, in the South 101 white prayer ties, and in the West 101 black plus 1 red prayer tie representing one’s self.