With great sadness, we share Pamela's story again and endeavor to honor her memory in moving forward. Pamela met life head-on, with an infectious smile and the goal of having the option of Medical Aid in Dying at the end of her life. Though she knew that our effort was more of a marathon than a sprint, I wish she had had the opportunity to testify before the Ohio legislature in … [Read more...] about Pamela Gredicak (1965-2020): Control Over My Death
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!
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.
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