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An Arizona man has spoken out about the heartbreak he endured when learning that the body of his mother, which he donated to a medical research center, was sold off to the military and blown up in a ‘blast testing’ experiment.
Doris Stauffer, 73, died five-years ago in hospice care following a several year battle with Alzheimer’s, despite doctors saying she didn’t carry the gene for the disease. Medical officials feared the condition may have mutated and hoped to study her brain after her death to further investigate.
However, when she died in 2014, her neurologist was unable to accept her remains so her son, Jim, reached out to a number of donation facilities who he hoped would continue the investigation.
Finally, he settled on the Biological Resource Center (BRC) in Maricopa County following a recommendation from a nurse, under the agreement that the company - led by Stephen Gore - would send her brain to a neurological research group.
‘I feel foolish,’ Jim Stauffer told FOX6, learning the true fate of his mother’s remains. ‘Because I’m not a trusting person, but in this situation you have no idea this is going on — you trust. I think that trust is what they fed on.’
Jim recalled how an official from BRC came to pick up his mother’s remains within 45 minutes of her death.
There, he said he signed an agreement with the official in which it was detailed what ‘would and would not’ happen to Doris’ remains. Several days later he received a wooden box that contained the 'majority' of his mother’s ashes, however no information was provided about how Doris’ body was used or where the rest of her remains were.
Another three years would pass before he learned what really happened to his mother, when a reporter from Reuters sent him a series of documents.
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: SecretKnowledge
I donated my organs...and the rest to Med School. (what they do...I know, I worked down round the morgue, i dont care).....The wife dont gotta bury nothin....
They can blow me, cook me, toast me, pulverize me..IM NOT GONNA CARE!!!
Peace all. Luv you....