Tag: medical aid in dying

And God Laughs

And God Laughs

I should be sleeping. It's 2:33am. I have to be up in four hours. I am in Albany as part of a campaign for New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. The campaign, 50 Reasons by Compassion & Choices, highlights 50 stories of real people and their reasons why they support the bill. Its genius. … Continue reading And God Laughs

January 2020

January 2020

This is where I am supposed to say I am #sorrynotsorry to see 2019 come to an end. Don't get me wrong, I am. Quite a few shitty things happened that impacted many people. Notwithstanding some of the fun stuff. Traveling to Cancun in January with my ride or die Tori by invitation of Michelle … Continue reading January 2020

Words Matter

Words Matter

I had a big week last week. It started in Albany. Assembly Bill 2383/Senate Bill 3151, the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act, was introduced for the 2017 legislative session on January 20th and on Monday, January 23rd a Press Conference was held at the State Capitol to formally announce it. I was asked to … Continue reading Words Matter

Viewpoint with Ken Rosato

Viewpoint with Ken Rosato

  Just a quick follow up post. The interview I did with Compassion & Choices New York a few weeks ago, aired last night. I wanted to share it here for those of you that may not regularly visit Facebook or Twitter. I'm very pleased with how this turned out. Sometimes after editing, an interview … Continue reading Viewpoint with Ken Rosato

The Numbers are Not in My Favor

The Numbers are Not in My Favor

At my last update there was concern over my rising tumor marker: CA 27.29. I had my labs done on Thursday and the decision was made to schedule a PET/CT for August 2nd. The rising numbers coupled with my continued weight loss (I'm averaging about 10lbs a month) and my over all feeling like crud … Continue reading The Numbers are Not in My Favor

Advocacy in Albany

Advocacy in Albany

I've been working with Compassion & Choices since February of this year when lawmakers became serious about Aid-in-Dying legislation. I feel strongly that all states should have laws similar to those in Oregon and the other  States with Aid-in-Dying laws for those of us with a terminal diagnosis that want another option. The goal was … Continue reading Advocacy in Albany

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

The following is a speech I gave in Buffalo in support of Medical Aid in Dying Laws for New York State I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt. I'm also a supporter and advocate of Aid-in-Dying laws in NYS and I'd like to tell you why. In August of 2013, … Continue reading Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign