Valentines heartbreak: Teacher, 24, starved herself to death six years after she was paralysed… so he could move on

Christina and her Boyfriend

When she woke on June 4, 2005, Christina Symanski had been looking forward to an evening spent with friends, cousins and her new boyfriend – taking advantage of her aunt’s empty house.

But the 24-year-old from Linden, New Jersey had not foreseen what she later regarded as a lapse in judgement. In the early hours of the morning, she dove into a shallow pool, leaving her paralysed.

Six years and scores of blog posts about her ordeal later, Christina has died – starving herself so she would no longer be a burden on her family, and so that her boyfriend could finally move on.

Christina, a former teacher who blogged about her frustration at being unable to do anything herself, had hoped that she would die within two weeks of stopping eating.During a stint in a nursing home, she had met a fellow quadriplegic who stopped eating and drinking and died of an infection two weeks later.

She died in the arms of her mother, Louise Ruoff, fulfilling her earlier promise: ‘I was with you the day you came into the world and I will be with you when you leave it. As to whether this is the ultimate gift of love or Selflessness, is entirely up to you.

Dailymail.co.uk

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One Comment to “Valentines heartbreak: Teacher, 24, starved herself to death six years after she was paralysed… so he could move on”

  1. Thats called a sacrifice of love. Christina loved da family and boyfriend so much that she couldnt stand seeing them suffer for her

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