THE WORLD IS FLAT.
This probably isn't how it went, but if people heard it, they believed it. We now know this not to be true.
Now we are hearing something else in the news, Brain death equals body death. "I heard it, so it must be true."
So I think for myself and I question authority. A while ago, it was said I was a vegetable. I questioned authority. I asked "What kind of vegetable am I?" in print years later when I could type it out. It was distributed around the country, http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aha/strokeconnection_20090708/index.php#/10/OnePage It brings all this stuff into question. (I couldn't speak it then, and now it wouldn't be understood by all as my speech is not that great.)
Here is something many of you do not know, http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2013/04/getting-there.html The brain takes a step back. The research is there, it's just not widely talked about. The link just takes the current research and makes it understandable. People with brain injuries could do something one day but not the next. Obviously they were stepping back the day they couldn't do it.
So what is brain death if the brain is only stepping back? Well the brain may not be dead after all. It's not responding. "The nerve fibers from the cells were severed, but the cells themselves remained intact," http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-07-03-brain-rewired_x.htm We can't go by what we heard in the news. It's just hearsay.
If you ask my family, they will probably say they were told I was brain dead. What I say is secondhand. My parents should be interviewed while they still can answer. Medical records will not reflect what they were told.
I'm not going to tell you if brain death is the same as body death. That is for you to decide. Besides...I'm still trying to prove I am actually conscious.