May 18, 2006: It's not that Mary Wohlford, an 80-year-old retired Texas nurse, had never heard of living wills – she had one hung on the side of her refrigerator – it's that she just wasn't taking any chances.
That's why she had the phrase "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" tattooed on her chest – to make it absolutely clear where she stood in the event she ever become incapacitated.
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"People might think I'm crazy, but that's OK," Wohlford said. "Sometimes the nuttiest ideas are the most advanced."
"This is a modern day and age," she said. "You have to advance with the times. We never even had a living will 20 years ago. Now I think we've got to go to the next step."
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