VIDEO (4 min.): This short video combines Vikki's experience with her mother, Betty, with information about medical aid in dying to help Ohioans understand the facts about this option. Polling shows that an overwhelming number of Ohioans, across all demographics, want an aid in dying option. Vikki's story helps explain why. More videos are available at Ohio End of Life … [Read more...] about Mother’s deathbed request becomes daughter Vikki’s mission.
Medical Aid in Dying
Originally published May 21, 2018. In order to advocate for Death with Dignity in Ohio, in April these sisters-in-law both shared their powerful stories about each of their parents' deaths. With their help, many more people are aware of Medical Aid in Dying and why it is an important option that is not yet available in Ohio. Amy says, "After witnessing a number of … [Read more...] about Meet Amy and Mary Foti, our local Ohio advocates.
Cleveland.com posted a letter to the editor today submitted by our founder Lisa Vigil Schattinger. Show your support today by commenting on the article directly at Cleveland.com. Also today, Maine's Death with Dignity law went into effect. This is a great chance to contact your legislators to let them know that Ohioans also want this option. It will take you less than 2 … [Read more...] about Cleveland.com Letter: “Give terminally ill Ohioans Access to end-of-life options”
Ohio End of Life Options hosted an exhibit table for the second year in a row at the family physician's annual conference in Columbus last weekend. Dr. Diana Spade (see photo below) shared her experiences. She has been a volunteer to both patients and doctors who participated in Oregon's Death with Dignity Act while living in Oregon. She recently moved to Columbus, Ohio and … [Read more...] about Questions answered at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians conference
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