Volunteer Highlight: Jessica Edelstein

Jessica contacted Ohio End of Life Options a few months ago asking how she could get involved. As president of Case Western Reserve University’s Student Health Law Group, she’s already helped start the discussion about medical aid in dying among her colleagues. Ohio End of Life Options is excited about the skills and talents Jessica brings to our organization.

I asked Jessica to share what’s brought her to this cause and she says,

“I am a Cleveland native currently in my second year of law school at Case Western Reserve University, focusing in healthcare law. I became a supporter of Death with Dignity about three years ago when I learned about Brittany Maynard’s experience. Brittany’s story especially resonated with me because I had recently lost my grandfather to a long battle with throat cancer. Learning about something that I know would have made my grandfather’s experience easier made me want to work to educate more people about Death with Dignity laws and hopefully help to bring similar legislation to Ohio one day. When I found Ohio End of Life Options online a few months ago I immediately jumped at the opportunity to work with an organization whose values so closely aligned with mine.”

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