It's about alleviating suffering
Weeks before his death, David Rempell of Williamstown, urges Massachusetts lawmakers to pass the End of Life Options Act. David is a founding member of the Massachusetts Death with Dignity. In his words:
"Even though this legislation will not help me, I am too far gone, but hopefully will be able to help many others in the future."
David died March 25, 2023
Laura, a pancreatic cancer patient, urges Massachusetts to pass medical aid in dying two days before her death.
Laura died August 6, 2022
Gloucester resident, Lee Marshall, had to leave her home and move to New Mexico in order to have a peaceful death.
Lee died in March of 2022
Dr. Roger Kligler
"It's definitely the individual who should have autonomy."
Dr. Kligler is a retired family practitioner living with terminal cancer, and a person living with disability.
"Without the medical aid in dying option, the only choices that remain to me are to slowly starve to death or to slowly suffocate to death."
Meri died of starvation in October, 2022.
Liz and Bev
Bev, multiple myeloma patient: "How you're remembered by the people who love you is important to people who will be dying soon."
Michael Martignetti, wheelchair-reliant and raised Catholic, is advocating for medical aid in dying in his home state of Massachusetts.