March 17, 2024
Making End of Life Decisions: What are the Options in Ohio?
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Office Phone: 216-751-2320
Written by: Laura Taxel
Brandy Gleason’s mother, Nannette Livingston, passed away in 2019 at 56. The cause of death was ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The same disease took Brandy’s grandmother and great-grandfather. Often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease in memory of the famous New York Yankees baseball player whose career it ended in 1939, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that starts with muscle weakness and leads to loss of all motor function and ultimately complete paralysis. It is always fatal.
This short video combines Susan and Cliff’s experience with information about medical aid in dying to help Ohioans understand the facts about this option. This video was made possible by the Leslie Keller-Biehl Memorial Fund.
Local Nursing Student’s Social Media Research on Medical Aid in Dying Presented at National Conference
Congratulations to Megan Arumpanayil, a senior nursing student at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Her research project Social Media Responses to Medical Aid in Dying in Ohio was presentated at the National Students Nurses Association Virtual 38th MidYear Conference in October 2020. The aim of the study was to […]
Do you live in the Columbus area? If so, we would like to invite you to the Westerville Public Library on Wednesday, January 8th from 7:00- 8:00 pm. Molly McMahon Graziano, the Director of Education and Outreach for Ohio End of Life Options will be leading an informational event about Medical Aid in Dying. The […]