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NYC woman who asked to be off life support dies

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A New Yorker who initially battled her parents for the right to be taken off life support has died.

According to her mother, Sungeun (sun-yun) Grace Lee died Sunday. She was 28.

Jin Ah Lee (jihn ah lee) says a service for her daughter will be held Thursday, followed by a Friday burial.

The service will be at a church in Queens where Lee's father is a pastor.

The financial analyst was found to have a tumor on her brain stem in 2011.

She was hospitalized last fall after suffering a seizure. She asked to be taken off the ventilator, but her devoutly Christian parents opposed that.

A judge sided with Lee, permitting her to go off life support, but Lee changed her mind and stayed on the ventilator. She died at her parents' home, where she had been since November.


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