Send a letter to the hospital! Index

You can write to the hospital where the twins are at the following address.
A letter from us is below to copy or use for inspiration:

EMAIL to :

General Managers Office basiaf@central.cmht.nwest.nhs.uk.

POST to :

St Mary's Hospital for Women and Children,
Hathersage Road,
Whitworth Park,
Manchester.


Dear St Mary's Hospital,

We welcome the conjoined girls known as 'Mary and Jodie'. In their short lives they have made an important contribution to the debate on what it means to be human. We are writing to support you in any decision to preserve the twins joint and equal rights to life, regardless of "perceived" severity of their impairments / disabilities.

We as disabled people know how doctors can often make predictions without really knowing how long we are going to live and what our lives are going to be like. Many parents of disabled children are told that their children may die, or have no 'quality of life'. Today many of us are not only still living, but are also campaigning for equal rights to do so.

from Disabled people and allies
including Dorothy Mallon, Simone Aspis, Lucy Wilkinson, clair lewis AND YOU?


If you send a copy to danner@breathe.com then we can count letters sent this way and post here any letters you wish to share.





Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000

I want to say .....
I just can not believe you allowed a child to be killed in your hospital by a doctor ....

Did you have the parents written consent to murder their child Mary ?

I hope the people who made the decision to commit murder can sleep with a clear mind & soul.

Sec. Island Disability Action Group (Isle of Wight)





Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000

I'm writing in support of the conjoined twins known to the British public as Mary and Jodie. Both of the twins are now an important part of our community. Much will be learnt from the debate over the twin's right to life. Disabled people like myself are proud to have the twins amongst us; each of them has an equal right to life and equal rights in their lives.

Medical staff often misjudge "Quality of life" and make awful decisions on the back of that misjudgement. Parents of disabled children get given negative images of how life is going to be for a child with an impairment/s, they rarely get to hear views from disabled people about how fulfilling and important their lives are. Also parents are told that their child will not survive for long, and then see them grow into adults.

Please do everything you can to ensure that both twins get every chance in life.

Lindsay Carter





Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 12:05:57 +0100

Dear St Mary's Hospital,

We welcome the conjoined girls known as 'Mary and Jodie'. In their short lives they have made an important contribution to the debate on what it means to be human. We are writing to support you in any decision to preserve the twins joint and equal rights to life, regardless of "perceived" severity of their impairments / disabilities.

We as disabled people know how doctors can often make predictions without really knowing how long we are going to live and what our lives are going to be like. Many parents of disabled children are told that their children may die, or have no 'quality of life'. Today many of us are not only still living, but are also campaigning for equal rights to do so.

We urge you to reconsider your decision to separate Mary from Jodie without fully investigating the possibility that surgery could be carried out on the twins, including transplants that would give both girls an equal chance of life.

We welcome diversity in all of its many guises. We disabled people are a vibrant, diverse community of people. We say that society is wrong not to want to give life to all of us.

Dorothy Mallon
supporting Disabled people and allies
including Simone Aspis, clair lewis and Lucy Wilkinson



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