Chapter 15 & 16

Chapter 15 of Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down follows Lia at the point in which she has achieved a deeply vegetative state. However, she was treated by her family in ways that suggested she was not seen any differently from before she was in neural and physical decline. In fact, sheContinue reading Chapter 15 & 16

Chapters 15 & 16

Chapter 15 talks about the Lee’s life after the doctor’s released Lia from their care, thinking that she would die. However, despite having severe brain damage, Lia lived. While Lia’s condition changed significantly, the Lee’s believed that “their behavior as parents had not changed in the slightest” (pg. 214). In fact, the parents went aboveContinue reading Chapters 15 & 16