Click here: Write to your Legislators Right Now. It’s time Ohio… I laid my wife to rest January 13. I watched the cancer eat at her from the inside. My children and I stood vigil with her for two weeks at Hospice of Medina County before her body realized it was time to let go. Watching someone you love with all your heart and soul wither away is NOT how they should be … [Read more...] about Jim O’Neil: In Addie’s Memory, It’s Time Ohio!
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
By Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN December 8, 2016 and updated April 15, 2019. They say that it’s a good idea to introduce the topic of end-of-life wishes around the table at Thanksgiving. My mother and I didn’t wait until then. The day before Thanksgiving, we were in the small room that serves as her office. Vibrant reminders of friends and family who’ve died surrounded us. … [Read more...] about Exploring Mom’s Folder of Wishes – For Healthcare Decisions Day
We frequently hear the question, "What can I do now?" As individuals, we have a lot of power and here are some of the things you can do: Know and be comfortable talking about the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. If you’d like a copy of the summary of Oregon’s law and data, please request it by emailing us. Talk with members of your family. This is especially important if … [Read more...] about What Can I Do Now?