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At the time I am writing this article my grandmother's health is in critical condition. She is still losing her conscious.The accident happened last Sunday. She lives in a country town with my uncles back in China. My uncles sent her to hospital in the town. The doctor told my uncle it is a very serious problem and they should send her to a bigger hospital immediately.It is a no brainer decision. However my uncles didn't do so and let her stay in the small hospital overnight and then asked the doctor to discharge her from hospital and go home. That means she will wait to die at home. What a crude and stupid decision.What made my uncles to make this decision is simple: money. The doctor told my uncles the chance for my grandmother to survive is very slim and her condition will cost hundreds of thousand if she stays in the hospital.

The doctor made a judgment only based on my grandmother's symptoms. He even didn't give her a basic CT scan because the hospital doesn't have this facility. Once again,it is money. My uncles think my grandmother is old and not worth to waste time to save. But the thing is she wants to live and she has saving to keep her living in the hospital for a little while if the expense is high. For all these reason, taking her home is again her will. It is pretty much like sentencing her dead penalty without trying best to save her. I was so angry when my sister told me the devastating news. In the meantime, I feel guilty because I can do nothing but criticizing my uncles and the doctor. If I am wealthy enough,probably I can catch next flight back to China next day and see my grandmother. But I cannot afford it. Again, it is money.

Money cannot buy time in this case is not true anymore.If my grandmother has enough money, she can use money to buy her more time to live in this world. But the reality is no money, no treatment and no life. I talked to a local Australian this afternoon. She agreed with my point that we are luck living in Australia because of the descent  health system. Australia is not a richest country in the world but it has one of the best health system in the world. You can get best treatment when you are in a critical condition regardless you are wealthy or poor. Sometimes I feel life is cheaper in China for poor people. I recalled a couple years back, two miners got trapped in a collapsed mine for two weeks and managed to survive. They were treated as a heroes when they came back to the surface. They were paid a million dollar each to talk about the story. What about miners' life in China?   

I always hold a view that people are born to be unfair.
Home is where your heart is!

At the time I am writing this article my grandmother's health is in a critical condition. She is still losing her consciousness.The accident happened last Sunday. She lives in a country town with my uncles back in China. My uncles sent her to hospital in the town. The doctor told my uncle it is a very serious problem and they should send her to a bigger hospital immediately.It is a no brainer decision. However my uncles didn't do so and let her stay in the small hospital overnight and then asked the doctor to discharge her from hospital and go home. That means she will wait to die at home. What a crude and stupid decision.What made my uncles make this decision is simple: money. The doctor told my uncles the chance for my grandmother to survive is very slim and her condition will cost hundreds of thousands if she stays in the hospital.

The doctor made a judgment based only on my grandmother's symptoms. He didn't even give her a basic CT scan because the hospital doesn't have this facility. Once again,it is money. My uncles think my grandmother is old and not worth it to waste time to save. But the thing is she wants to live and she has savings to keep her living in the hospital for a little while -->if the expense is high<--??. For all these reasons, taking her home is against her will. It is pretty much like sentencing her to the death penalty without trying ones/their best to save her. I was so angry when my sister told me the devastating news. In the meantime, I feel guilty because I can do nothing but criticize my uncles and the doctor. If I were wealthy enough,  I would probably catch the next flight back to China the next day and see my grandmother. But I cannot afford it. Again, it is money.

That money cannot buy time in this case is not true anymore.If my grandmother has enough money, she can use money to buy her more time to live in this world. But the reality is no money, no treatment and no life. I talked to a local Australian this afternoon. She agreed with my point that we are lucky living in Australia because of the decent  health system. Australia is not the richest country in the world but it has one of the best health systems in the world. You can get the best treatment when you are in a critical condition regardless of whether you are wealthy or poor. Sometimes I feel life is cheap in China for poor people. I recalled a couple years back, two miners got trapped in a collapsed mine for two weeks and managed to survive. They were treated as a heroes when they came back to the surface. They were paid a million dollars each to talk about their story. What about the miners' life in China?   

I always hold a view that people are born to be unfair.

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At the time I am writing this article my grandmother's health is in a critical condition. She is still losing her consciousness.The accident happened last Sunday. She lives in a country town with my uncles back in China. My uncles sent her to hospital in the town. The doctor told my uncle it is a very serious problem and they should send her to a bigger hospital immediately.It is a no brainer decision. However my uncles didn't do so and let her stay in the small hospital overnight and then asked the doctor to discharge her from hospital and go home. That means she will wait to die at home. What a crude and stupid decision.What made my uncles make this decision is simple: money. The doctor told my uncles the chance for my grandmother to survive is very slim and her condition will cost hundreds of thousands if she stays in the hospital.

The doctor made a judgment based only on my grandmother's symptoms. He didn't even give her a basic CT scan because the hospital doesn't have this facility. Once again,it is money. My uncles think my grandmother is old and not worth it to waste time to save. But the thing is she wants to live and she has savings to keep her living in the hospital for a little while -->if the expense is high<--??. For all these reasons, taking her home is against her will. It is pretty much like sentencing her to the death penalty without trying ones/their best to save her. I was so angry when my sister told me the devastating news. In the meantime, I feel guilty because I can do nothing but criticize my uncles and the doctor. If I were wealthy enough,  I would probably catch the next flight back to China the next day and see my grandmother. But I cannot afford it. Again, it is money.

That money cannot buy time in this case is not true anymore.If my grandmother has enough money, she can use money to buy her more time to live in this world. But the reality is no money, no treatment and no life. I talked to a local Australian this afternoon. She agreed with my point that we are lucky living in Australia because of the decent  health system. Australia is not the richest country in the world but it has one of the best health systems in the world. You can get the best treatment when you are in a critical condition regardless of whether you are wealthy or poor. Sometimes I feel life is cheap in China for poor people. I recalled a couple years back, two miners got trapped in a collapsed mine for two weeks and managed to survive. They were treated as a heroes when they came back to the surface. They were paid a million dollars each to talk about their story. What about the miners' life in China?   

I always hold a view that people are born to be unfair.

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For "he even didn't give" vs "he didn't even give", the "even" should be placed before the main verb (give, whereas didn't is auxillary).
The "only based" vs "based only" is ok in both cases I think, but the second is more emphatic.

"That" in "that money cannot buy time" is abbreviated for "that the phrase 'money cannot buy time'". Probably best to make it clear by putting "that the phase..."

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回复 4# shaun

thanks a lot Shaun for your correction
Home is where your heart is!

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