A twenty-three-year-old woman suffering from hay fever has today been granted the right to die.
Melissa Hughes has battled hay fever every summer for the past eight years, with this year being particularly difficult as it was actually sunny for a little while there.
Due to increased levels of grass pollen, Hughes has spent the past month with a runny nose and consistent bouts of sneezing. Both have seriously affected her quality of life as well as the lives of her family, who frequently beg God to bless her.
The young woman appeared before the high courts this morning to plead her case and fight for her right to go out with some dignity.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during Hughes’ speech, though that may have been due to some flowers on the stenographer’s desk.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was so moved by Hughes’ story that he not only granted the girl her right to die, but offered to kill her himself.
“She’s just suffered so much,” said Kenny in a statement released earlier today. “Now it’s time to take her out back and put her out of her misery.”
While Melissa Hughes and her family are celebrating the decision, there are a number of people suffering from paralysis, ALS, and other terminal diseases who feel betrayed after not being granted their right to die.
However, Enda Kenny has defended his decision, claiming those who do not have hay fever cannot understand how terrible it is and should consider themselves lucky to be confined to a wheelchair and not an unbreakable cycle of sneezing and sniffling.
As euthanasia takes quite a lot or preparation, Hughes’ assisted suicide is scheduled for mid-September.