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Assisted Dying laws forced our mum to die without the right-to-say-goodbye, says grieving family

The family of an unnamed woman who travelled to Switzerland to die in secrecy have criticised the current ban on assisted dying for denying their family and close friends a right-to-say-goodbye.  The family, who have asked not to be named, felt compelled to travel more than 1,000 miles by car and ferry to avoid police [...]

2020-03-14T17:21:31+00:00March 13th, 2020|Personal Stories, Switzerland|

MDMD marks the death of assisted dying supporter

  Early in December, My Death, My Decision supporter Richard chose to end his life in Switzerland.  Richard had been suffering from motor neurone disease, an incurable condition which can result in someone’s muscles wasting away and significant mobility problems. Diagnosed with the condition in 2018, Richard’s illness became progressively worse and eventually [...]

2020-01-06T10:59:41+00:00January 6th, 2020|Personal Stories, Switzerland|

Exclusive Interview with Andi Reiss, Film Director, and personal friend of Omid

MDMD's Campaigns and Communications Manager, Keiron McCabe, spoke exclusively with “Endgame” director Andi Reiss about Omid’s journey. Andi was present at Omid's medically assisted suicide in Switzerland. Photo: Omid and Andi, shortly before Omid's death at Lifecircle Switzerland. Photo credit: Andi Reiss How did you first become interested in the issues around Assisted Dying? My [...]

2018-10-05T20:27:26+00:00October 5th, 2018|Disability, Jersey, Legal Action, Personal Stories|

Omid Ends his life at Lifecircle in Switzerland

Omid T: A Legacy of Bravery, Compassion and Empowerment Photo: Omid and Dr Erika Preisig at Lifecircle, shortly before his medically assisted death. Photo Credit - Andi Reiss I'm glad you're here; thank you, thank you for everyone's support - Omid (1964 - 2018) On October 4th 2018, assisted dying campaigner, Omid T chose to [...]

2018-10-06T17:08:34+00:00October 5th, 2018|Disability, Legal Action, Personal Stories, Switzerland|

Living with Dementia – comparing two cases of Early Onset Dementia

The Observer recently published a story about Wendy Mitchell, an Alzheimer's sufferer whose memoir, 'Somebody I Used to Know', has recently been published. The article gives in interesting insight into how Wendy copes with the devastating diagnosis of dementia at the age of 58. Wendy is described as an energetic single mother of two adult [...]

2019-03-04T21:51:44+00:00February 14th, 2018|Dementia, Personal Stories, Switzerland|
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