Huffpost New York

Sungeun Grace Lee, Terminally Ill New York City Woman, Decides To Stay On Respirator (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) A terminally ill New York City woman who was given an OK by a court to go off her respirator has decided she wants to stay on life support.

The woman, Sungeun Grace Lee, is paralyzed from the neck down at a hospital on suburban Long Island. An appeals court had ruled Friday that she could be taken off the machines after she said it was what she wanted. The court order rejected a request by her parents seeking to prevent it.

Lee's lawyer David Smith tells Newsday ( that Lee said Saturday she wanted to make peace with her family and God and will stay on life support.

Before she became ill with brain cancer last year, Lee worked as a financial manager.

Around the Web

SungEun Grace Lee Changes Her Mind and Decides to Stay on Life ...

Grace SungEun Lee: Terminally Ill Woman Has Change of Heart ...

Paralysed bank manager Grace Sung Eun Lee says she wants to ...

Court rules that Grace Sung Eun Lee's wish to die will been granted ...

Lawyer: Sungeun Grace Lee wants life support

Court Backs a Terminally Ill Woman, but Doubts About Her Wishes Arise

Daughter's Right to Die Is Weighed Against Family's Wish to Keep Her Alive

Ailing NY woman decides to stay on respirator