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Paralyzed woman from Queens now wants life support

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A Queens woman who was given the right to be taken off her respirator now says she wants to live, according to her lawyer.

28-year-old Sungeun Grace Lee is paralyzed from the neck down from a brain tumor and Friday, a Brooklyn Appellate court ruled she could be discontinued from life support. 

Lee's court appointed lawyer David Smith said she told him this during his visit with her at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on Saturday she wanted to make peace with her family and her god.

Lee's parents, the Rev. Manho Lee and Jin-ah Lee, went to court to try and stop it because they feared committing suicide would prevent their daughter from going to heaven. 

Doctors at North Shore Hospital say whatever Lee decides they will honor her wishes.

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