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Death With Dignity: California Implementation

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THE STORY:

To my friends— As you know, I lost my mother about 2 years ago. She was terminally ill. She had come to the point where she was embarrassed to leave the house. She couldn’t walk straight, was drooling… she had Parkinson’s disease. She had watched her father die of the same, and often said “I’ll never put you through watching me die like that.” For an amazingly proud and successful woman, she wanted to die in dignity. She sat me down at dinner one night and said very clearly: “I want to go.” She was ready. She didn’t want to go through the excruciating 6 months that she knew were ahead of her— of all of us. I am so proud of her strength to make the decision of how and when she wanted to die. Unfortunately she didn’t have access to legal medical options. She drove off of a cliff and died alone in a rental car (she requested one that didn’t have airbags— not kidding). I am so inspired by her strength and clarity of choice. But I just SO wish she could have died in bed, with the love of her family around her and photo albums. With dignity. I am thrilled that California has recently passed the End of Life Option Act. Terminally ill patients (confirmed by 2 doctors) can now legally get a prescription to self-administer and die in peace. In my mother’s honor, I am inspired to host an event in support of the Death with Dignity movement. It would make me SO THRILLED if we could be the ones who made it possible for this monumental law to become a reality. My “audacious” goal is to raise the $30k at this event. Even if you can’t come, please consider joining the cause. Please consider $1000-$2000 and we’ll get there. If we do it, we have prepared some special “thank you” gifts that will always remind you of the role that you played in changing the prospect and process of death for us all. And if California gets it rolling, we all know it will be contagious. I really believe we will all look back on this and be so proud for this. You may wish to donate via the official website: https://www.deathwithdignity.org/c4-donate/ Please be sure to designate your gift in honor of "Martha Reed, California Implementation” so that we can count it towards our $30,000 raise. And please make a note to “send notification to” elizabeth@dignityfund.com With love, Elizabeth

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    $500

  • Carolyn and Chris Colpitts

    $500

  • Milly & Adam Palmer

    $100

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Donor Comments

Milly & Adam Palmer

Milly & Adam Palmer

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Carolyn and Chris Colpitts

Carolyn and Chris Colpitts

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Buck & Kelly French

Buck & Kelly French

DONATION: $500

2 years ago