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An AANHPI Month Reflection: Building Floats and Community in Hawai’i
May 13, 2024

In April, Compassion & Choices was honored to participate in the Merrie Monarch festival in Hilo, Hawai’i. This weeklong celebration brings people from all around the world to celebrate the art of hula. The festival honors King David Kalākaua, and his patronage of the arts and love for Hawaiian culture. There are multiple hula competitions, […]

The Discomfort. Let’s Talk About It.
May 10, 2024

By Corinne Carey “The idea of medical aid in dying makes me uncomfortable.” “Talking about death makes me uncomfortable.”  “I’m not comfortable voting for the bill.”  “This bill makes some of my constituents uncomfortable.” “I’m not comfortable talking to you about this issue.”  I’ve heard some variation of these responses from lawmakers when we try […]

In New Video, Illinois Mother Pleads with Legislators to Pass Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill to Honor Her Late SonSuzy Flack Urges Lawmakers to Pass Bill Supported by 7 out of 10 Illinoisans
May 9, 2024

A Chicago mother, Suzy Flack has recorded a Mother’s Day video to urge legislators in Illinois to pass medical aid-in-dying legislation as quickly as possible to honor her only son, Andrew ‘Drew’ Flack, who died from cancer. The video comes as Illinois legislators consider the End-of-Life Options for Terminally Ill Patients Act (SB 3499) which […]

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Stories

Rod Azama and his wife Susan dressed up and out to dinner.

Rod Azama

Colonel Rod Azama traveled with his wife from Maryland to Oregon so she could end her suffering from stage 4 cancer.
“Medical aid in dying allowed my wife to end her physical suffering and cross into the next life the way she wanted, on her own terms, with grace. But she shouldn’t have had to travel out of state to do it.”

Lou Anne Smoot

When Lou Anne Smoot’s mother chose at age 90 to stop eating and cease all medication, Lou Anne supported her through the process.
“After witnessing my mother’s easy passing, I feel a sense of power and hope that I too am capable of dying the way I want.”
Lou Anne Smoot seated on a couch smiling
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