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Parents Who Let Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Daughter Choose 'Heaven' Over Hospital Shocked By 'Unfortunate' Backlash — Read What They Had To Say!

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It's always hard dealing with a touchy subject.

Last October, Michelle Moon made headlines after publically sharing the heartbreaking conversations she had with her terminally ill daughter Julianna, in which the 5-year-old declared she would rather go to "heaven" than back to the hospital.

After CNN posted a story about the family, the 43-year-old neurologist received backlash from bioethicists who didn't think a child at Julianna's young age should have a say in her own end-of-life decisions — or even has the ability to comprehend what death really is.

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Now, Michelle is speaking out once again and says that her and husband Steve Snow's words have been misunderstood.

Speaking to People, she said:

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Parents Let Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Daughter Make Her Own End-Of-Life Decision — And Choose 'Heaven' Over Hospital

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A 5-year-old girl with a rare, incurable disease told her family that she'd rather go to heaven than go back to the hospital — and her parents are honoring her request.

Michelle Moon and Steve Snow's daughter Julianna has a neurodegenerative illness called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which renders her coughing and breathing muscles so weak that she will likely end up sedated on a respirator with very little quality of life.

What Julianna's religious parents have chosen to do has sparked a huge debate: they asked their daughter if she would want to go to the hospital the next time she falls ill, or if she wants to stay home — where she would die and "go to heaven."

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Before asking her daughter's thoughts on the matter, Michelle searched for guidance about having end-of-life talks with a young child.

Finding nothing, she contributed to The Mighty — a website where people write about dealing with disabilities and diseases — to post the discussion she had with Julianna in which she stated she didn't want to go to the hospital again.

The conversation went as follows:

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