Chile's president meets with ailing 14-year-old who asked to be euthanized
In this photo released by Chile's presidential press office, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, right, poses for a selfie with Valentina Maureira, who suffered of cystic fibrosis at a hospital in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:02PM EST
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile's president has visited in the hospital with a 14-year-old girl who shocked her country this week by posting a YouTube video pleading for the leader to allow doctors to euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. The government quickly said no.
A government statement says President Michelle Bachelet went to the Clinical Hospital of Catholic University and Saturday talked with Valentina Maureira and the girl's father for more than an hour. Officials have not released any information on what was said.
But the government released photographs of the visit, including one of Valentina taking a selfie with the president.