Julie James explained her decision to help her son kill himself in two emails to a newspaper earlier this month, in response to articles about the High Court “right to die” test case brought by multiple sclerosis sufferer Debbie Purdy
“My heart goes out to Ms Purdy. Three weeks ago our son was at last allowed his wish of a dignfied death in the Dignitas apartment in Zurich. Dan was 23 years old and had broken his neck in a rugby accident in March 2007.
“He couldn’t walk, had no hand function, but constant pain in all of his fingers. He was incontinent, suffered uncontrollable spasms in his legs and upper body and needed 24-hour care.
“Dan had tried to commit suicide three times but this was unsuccessful due to his disability. His only other option was to starve himself.
In doing so his body finally shut down from dehydration and starvation. His mother “assisted” him by not feeding him.
Personally, I think that its your life, do with it as you please. At some point quality of life is very important and actually hinders the great experiences of this incarnation.
Here is more on the topic…
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Also here is a link to a company that actually advocates your death if needed.