Living with illness: What makes a life worth living? The philosopher Barbara Schmitz found answers in her family history

In the summer of 1999 my daughter Carlotta was born.

Living with illness: What makes a life worth living? The philosopher Barbara Schmitz found answers in her family history

In the summer of 1999 my daughter Carlotta was born. Since the birth was a Caesarean section and took place six weeks before the due date, I didn't see my child until a day later in the intensive care unit. When the nurse took off the tiny mittens that Carlotta wore to keep her cords intact, what I had been told about but could hardly believe came to light: my daughter had twelve fingers.

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