A 5-year-old Portland girl chooses heaven over hospital

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PORTLAND, OR - Five-year-old Julianna Snow has spent most of her short life in and out of hospitals,  suffering from an incurable disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Most would agree, this is the kind of thing that makes no sense.

She  has very little movement below her shoulders and requires breathing treatments. This illness kills most patients before age two. Julianna`s mom Michelle shares her daughter`s bravery in  an online journal , along with her own heartbreak. It just isn't the natural order of things.

Julianna`s very short future means more painful treatments....so her parents have given her a choice. Whether to go back to the hospital....or stay home. Staying home means "going to heaven without mommy and daddy."

Julianna is choosing heaven.

Though devastated, Julianna`s parents are honoring her dying wish.....meaning, way too soon....there will be one more angel.




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