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Old 11-07-2013, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My son-in-law did the same thing only a year after his paralyses. Hard to handle but they were able to decide.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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So sad. Why did he not have a safety harness on??? There are so many examples of why you wear them! I have a paralyzed friend who fell from a treestand 20 years ago. He still hunts from a wheel chair.
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I like my ground blind,works great.
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That is the same choice I would make. Some will say that it is cowardice to end life instead of continuing. For me it is more about being a burden on someone to care for me, and the fact that I wouldn't truly be living if I were paralyzed.
That is why I have a living will, and my family knows my wishes.

Yes, he should have been wearing a harness. But it may be possible that he fell while climbing up to the stand when he fell.
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I'm a chicken when it comes to heights. I wear a climbing belt on the way up. I then hook up my line once at top before I disconnect my climbing belt. I fell 2 stories while in the Seabees, don't care to repeat that.
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Have not fell out of my ground blind yet. Have had deer, hog and turkey walk right next to me in it.To close to move gun to shoot. I have had tree stands both climbing and fixed and found the ground blind to more convent and portable.
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