Ann Rowland is an outspoken advocate for death with dignity legislation in Ohio. Her personal experiences with terminally ill relatives and a desire to make an impact brought her to Ohio End of Life Options. She has served on our board of directors since December 2018. Ann is a retired Assistant U.S. Attorney and so has a unique perspective and interest in the legislative … [Read more...] about The Plain Dealer Publishes Opinion Piece by Ann Rowland
Maine's legislature passed Death with Dignity legislation. Governor Mills just signed it making Maine the ninth jurisdiction to pass a Death with Dignity law. This means that 20% of Americans may obtain medical aid in dying. But terminally ill Ohioans do not have this option yet. Let's use Maine's experience to raise media and public interest. Here we have listed some EASY … [Read more...] about Breaking News! Maine Passes a Death with Dignity Law. How you can raise awareness.
Pamela Gredicak, from the Columbus area, has shared her story on Death with Dignity National Center's website. We reprint it here with permission. * I was first diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease while working as a school administrator in 2001 and then diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2009. I am pursuing all treatment options available to me. My goal is to live … [Read more...] about Pamela Gredicak: Control Over My Death
Our Director of Education and Outreach Molly McMahon Graziano wrote a guest article for Death with Dignity National Center on her thoughts on medical aid in dying and her personal experience as an end of life caregiver. We reprint it here with permission. * I was recently talking with a friend about my work with Ohio End of Life Options. She remarked that she fully supported … [Read more...] about Molly McMahon Graziano: Why I Support Medical Aid in Dying in Ohio
Several weeks ago, I turned 70. This "magic number" made me think about how much time I have left and what will be the life quality of those years. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 55% of us will die from some kind of terminal illness. A terminal illness is an incurable and irreversible condition that will more than likely cause death within a relatively … [Read more...] about Board Member, Mark Weber, eloquently expresses his thoughts on support of death with dignity style legislation