Jessica Vega even fooled husband Michael O’Connell she had leukaemia
Relatives and strangers paid for dress and donated Aruba flights and villa
Husband took her back and couple now have two children
A bride who pretended to have terminal cancer so she could scam money for a lavish wedding reception and honeymoon will face felony charges over the deception.
Jessica Vega, 25, from New York, even fooled her husband to-be that she was dying from leukaemia, [...]
QUINCY — It didn’t take Roy Almeida more than a minute to shape an opinion about whether people with a terminal illness should have a legal right to kill themselves with lethal medications.
“I think that anyone who finds they’re terminal, and there’s no turning back, and they decide they want to go, they should have that right,” said the 72-year-old Quincy resident as he sat [...]
1. Denial and Isolation
The first reaction to learning of terminal illness or death of a cherished loved one is to deny the reality of the situation. It is a normal reaction to rationalize overwhelming emotions. It is a defense mechanism that buffers the immediate shock. We block out the words and hide from the facts. This is a temporary response that carries us through the first wave of pain.