Penny Whitaker hugs her mother, Caretha Whitaker, in 2000.
Penny Whitaker hugs her mother, Caretha Whitaker, in 2000. COURTESY OF PENNY WHITAKER
Penny Whitaker hugs her mother, Caretha Whitaker, in 2000. COURTESY OF PENNY WHITAKER

Family unaware that no one noticed mother flatlining for 10 minutes

January 24, 2014 01:12 PM