The Shapiro Brothers

Jeremy and Eric Shapiro are brothers. Both live and work in and around Shaker Heights, Ohio, not far from where they were born and raised. One is a doctor that treats the body, and the other works to heal the mind. They share the belief that the terminally ill should have access to medical aid in dying, making them part of a nationwide movement to rethink end-of-life care and what it should include.

Letter to the Editor by Executive Director

Consider U.S. Laws before Canada’s:
Our executive director, Lisa Vigil Schattinger read a piece in the Cleveland Plain Dealer last week and knew immediately that she needed to respond. Her Letter to the Editor was published on Cleveland.com and in the digital/print edition on November 27, 2021.

Meet Amy and Mary Foti, our local Ohio advocates.

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 […]

Muffy Kaesberg, Board Chair

Kathryn (Muffy) Kaesberg, our Chair of the Board, is a Cleveland native. Muffy came to the Ohio End of Life Options board after experiencing firsthand the prolonged death of a loved one. Her aunt, who had emphysema and congenital heart failure, chose to stop eating and drinking in order to die. It was not a […]