it's actually 15 years. what a horrible situation. her brother has been on a worldwide media blitz to tell people her story. of course he and the parents are biased toward her case but he claims to have many doctors that believe she can be rehabilitated to the point where she could feed herself or even talk. it is claimed that her husband stopped all rehab for her after 3 years and didn't mention her wish not to be on a tube until 7 years after her collapse. i don't know what's true or not in this case or even if the US congress should even be involved in such a thing but i will say this to the previous post.....i wouldn't want to be kept alive for that long either but i certainly wouldn't want to have to see my family watch me starve to death.