After an 18-year long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, Calgary's Donna Delorme ended her life Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, a friend has confirmed. She was a beautiful writer and a brave advocate, and she shared her story — in the news and on her blog — so that other Canadians, those who found themselves in her position, might be afforded more humane choices at end of life than she was.
The following is a testimony she submitted for our blog just five days before she died. In it, she describes with stunning clarity how delaying the implementation of new assisted dying laws is harming patients facing the prospect of a terrible death. We are grateful for her words.