Pages tagged "Filter:NSW"
Dying woman's plea to NSW MPs: 'Don't let me suffer'
Diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, Siobhan O'Sullivan has a simple message to Upper House MPs: 'Give me the choice not to suffer'.Read more
NSW should have allowed my brother the choice to die with dignity
As a NSW resident, Mark Springer had to travel to Switzerland to die with dignity. His brother David says he is ashamed to live in a state that still refuses to give its citizens the peace of mind of an assisted death.Read more
The law robbed my mum of the death she wanted
Linda says he mother Margot's lingering decline from multiple sclerosis was a natural disaster, but the agonising nature of her death was entirely man-made.Read more
'I can't forgive MPs who vote against assisted dying'
Bertie Daniel was 15 when his father Lawrie, who was suffering with Multiple Sclerosis, took his own life in the absence of a voluntary assisted dying law in NSW. In a letter sent to politicians Bertie, now 21, shares his story and his family's ongoing trauma. Click here to sign his petition.Read more
He could utter only two words - 'inhumane' and 'help!'
When Tom Barry asked how he was going to die from his metastatic facial cancer doctors said it could involve choking, pneumonia, skin eruptions, stroke and bleeding. Denied access to a voluntary assisted dying law in NSW, the reality was far worse.Read more
Watching dad suffer confirmed everything I knew about VAD
When Dad died, writes Susan, I was relieved his suffering was over. Had Voluntary Assisted Dying been legal in NSW, his end of life could have been totally different.Read more
We can make our deaths so much better
Amahl Haradasa died cruelly of motor neurone disease in 2019. His wife Emma says NSW must pass the voluntary assisted dying law. "Many of us, who have seen just how bad death can be, don’t want to leave it up to chance.”Read more
‘I’m sorry to go this way’
Desperately ill with three kinds of cancer and without access to a voluntary assisted dying law, Ken Dickson saw no way to end his suffering other than to take his own life. "What he went through at the end was horrific."Read more
She was not treated humanely
Doctors assured Maryanne Platt that palliative care would ease her mother Philomena’s suffering form an enlarged heart and dysphagia, a difficulty swallowing. Instead she died slowly and painfully over 17 days.Read more
He begged me to help him take his life
When Scone man Ray Philpott's lung cancer spread, the pain became unbearable. His daughter Angela says: "I cannot speak highly enough of the care we received from palliative care but ultimately it wasn’t enough".Read more