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Rae Young's son Matthew

I live in Victoria, where Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) legislation was implemented...

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Jacqui and Nicole's mum Kerry

On 9 July 2019, Kerry Robertson, 61, became the first Victorian to be granted a perm...

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Nia's story

Uncertainty doesn't agree with me. I like to plan ahead, but there are only some thi...

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Greg Sims, Nia's father

Friends, my story will take about four minutes to read.  I’m asking you to be brave ...

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Felicity Callanan's story

Felicity has more than fifteen years of professional social work experience in inter...

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My story, by Peter Williams

You’ll find Peter B. Williams, 64, at the S...

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My story, by Ray Godbold

I am a 59 year old R.N. Division 1 nurse with 34 years' experience and throughout my...

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Elizabeth Short's family

My name is Elizabeth Short. Over the last 11 years I have lost three close family me...

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Brandi's father, Neville Galpin

My dad was a saw-miller all his life, and at the end it was hard to stop him from wo...

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Heather Goldstein's father

My father was diagnosed with cancer of the lower oesophagus and stomach after collap...

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Samantha Lancey's family

I’m sitting here in tears because I don’t even know where to start, I cannot underst...

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My husband, Bill

I guess the best place to start is where ‘our’ journey all began. It...

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My life partner, Mark

My life partner, Mark Brennan, was born in 1948, and ended his own life on 9 Februar...

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Shayne's mum, Jan

My mother, Jan Scott Ryder, was a beautiful woman who adored her family and loved he...

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Kass Hall

I am Kass Hall and I have been been living on borrowed time for 27 years.

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Sandra's partner, Albert Leonzini

Sandra Morris never felt ready to say goodbye to her partner of over 40 years, but t...

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Colin Wragg, Susan's husband

My name is Susan and I was Colin’s full time carer for over 9 years. We were married...

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My story, by Lynne Wannan

I want to be able to choose.

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My story, by Carolyn

Carolyn Forster, 48, is the queen of trivia...

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Ken Woodger, husband of Phyllis,...

Phyllis Woodger remembers the taxi pulling up outside her Frankston home.

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Andrew Carswell, Carolyne's husband

Andrew Carswell was an award-winning musician with innovative bands such as Not Drow...

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Beverley Randall, Eleanor's mother

Beverley Randall didn't tell her family when she was diagnosed with lung cancer beca...

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Sarah's father, Alastair

My beautiful Dad, Alastair, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer when he was 62 ...

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Ian Smith, my dad

On 2 September 2015, after writing a letter each to my brother and me, compiling a l...

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Eileen Keogh, Kelly's mother

Kelly Arnett Somerville's mother Eileen Keogh had talked about voluntary assisted dy...

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Catherine and her partner

Ten years ago, my partner died by his own hand in the best possible circumstances. H...

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Lee Naish's story

I am a man, fifty-seven years old. My life is filled with love and happiness due to ...

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Michelle Flynn's father, Michael...

Michelle has seen a number of family member...

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I.S. and her mother-in-law

My mother-in-law suffered from multiple myeloma, a very painful bone cancer. For the...

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Guiseppe Coco, Carolee's father

Giuseppe Coco wasn’t a complicated man, nor a judgmental one, and he followed his in...

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Jane Morris's mother

“I promise you, you will not suffer at the end.” These words will resonate in my ear...

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Bill Bailey

It says much about Bill Bailey that he joined the British army at seventeen at the s...

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My mother, Betty Ogle

"Can I have an injection now?"  My mother asked her very dedicated G.P. at her bedsi...

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Ann Woodger's father

My father asked me whether he could end his life. My father was 59...

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Alex Ingwersen, my dad

As a young bloke, my Dad was a talented sports-person. He played football with the M...

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John Parker, Pam's father

"This story is a celebration of life and love and a testament on how to live while d...

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Cherry Tree Grove

Like many older Australians, a group of residents of Cherry Tree Grove re...

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Justine Martin's story

It was six years ago when Justine Martin was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a de...

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Leith Richards

I am a 60-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer, Stag...

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Alexander and Margaret Maxwell

Margaret Maxwell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994. She researched the diseas...

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Flora's patients

On too many occasions as a Division One Registered Nurse off duty, and on duty, I ha...

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My beloved grandfather

My grandfather was a proud and passionate man who really lived up to his role as the...

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Coroner John Olle

Coronor John Olle's evidence to the Victorian Inquiry into...

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My sister's story

My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 25. By 39 she had died of secondar...

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Lachlan Smith: my story

I have just turned 41. A pretty big life event for many, but in my case especially.

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