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Julie Quinlan
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Mary Ellen Quinlan
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Donald Collester Jr.
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John Quinlan
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Based on a true case, this tells the story of two parents in New Jersey whose daughter has lapsed into a coma from which doctors say she will never recover. The parents must decide whether to keep her alive on life support systems, or to disconnect them and let her die with some dignity left. Written by Anonymous

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26 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Karen Ann Quinlan passed away on June 11, 1985, ten years after she fell into a persistent vegetative state, and nine years after her breathing tube was removed. See more »

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