I am a retired Registered Nurse from Berwick, Nova Scotia. My interest in MAID began nearly four years ago, when Bill C-14 was being debated. At that time, Douglas, my husband of 40 years, was living with advanced Parkinson’s Disease, and desperately wanted to be a candidate for MAID. In September 2016, after a nearly three-month wait, he got his wish. Since that time, I have frequently spoken and written about our experience, and know that what I had to say helped several others achieve death their way. The First-Person Advocates’ Initiatives Council is the perfect forum to bring together those who have experience with MAID, and who wish to help others with similar interests.
I look forward to being part of a team that will provide folks with the information and confidence they need in order to choose their end-of-life option.