All are welcome to join executive director Lisa Vigil Schattinger and other supporters in reading and discussing Absolutely Delicious by Alison Jean Lester.After a life marbled with exploration, academia, and domesticity, the writer Valerie Lester retired to a residential hospice and set about enjoying the final act of her life. She died nine weeks later, having engaged in … [Read more...] about Virtual Book Club on April 8th!
Our thanks to Sue Corfman for sharing her family's experience and adding to the voices across Ohio who are advocating for medical aid in dying for the terminally ill. Death with dignity Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com posted August 24, 2019 Here are some facts about dying with dignity laws. Only people with terminal illnesses (determined by two doctors) who are of sound mind … [Read more...] about Akron Letter to the Editor: Facts on physician assisted death
MarketWatch journalist Meera Jagannathan interviewed Lisa Vigil Schattinger for an article about the price of the medications prescribed for the terminally ill to hasten their death under death with dignity laws. Vigil Schattinger was honored to share Jack's story alongside those of other loved ones who used Oregon and California's laws. Jack was a retired neurologist and was … [Read more...] about MarketWatch features our founder in national article
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.
I did not know it at the time, but I started a new journey a few years ago when my stepfather Jack was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The first steps on this path were alongside my mother and Jack from the time of his diagnosis until the day that our family surrounded him with love when he died peacefully at home. Without Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, he would not have … [Read more...] about My journey in Ohio and what we can learn from those of New Jersey, Vermont & Colorado