I've been trying to spread the word about the need for older teens/young adults (18 and older) to have health-care proxies. Now comes an article that articulates the need very well.
The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY
I had my daughter sign one when I casually asked my lawyer "but if anything happened to my daughter, as her mother I would be the one making health care decisions for her, right?" and the lawyer answered - "not necessarily".