I am a retired administrative assistant having worked for a large Canadian labour organization for 28 years, retiring in 2002.
My husband Rick and I were married for 40 memorable years. Fourteen of those years were a struggle for both of us, dealing with his Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS). After a two-year battle for access to an assisted death Rick passed away on November 13, 2018 with the assistance of MAID.
I am looking forward to contributing to and learning from the First-Person Advocates' Initiatives Council. My sincere hope is that we can make a difference to those who are requesting MAID but being denied because of the wording of the current law.