Terminally ill Nevadans need end-of-life care options now | Dolores Huerta

An excerpt from Dolores Huerta's opinion editorial in the Reno Gazette Journal

My mother died of terminal cancer that spread throughout her body. Her prolonged dying was agonizing and excruciating for her and our family. Although this horrific experience happened years ago, the painful memory of her suffering still lingers every single day.

That is why I reach out to legislators across the country to seek their support in expanding and improving end-of-life care options.

Two years ago, I joined Nevadans and legislators to urge passage of legislation that would provide terminally ill state residents with the option to die gently when they could no longer tolerate their suffering at the end of life. I was very disappointed when this medical aid-in-dying bill (Senate Bill 165) did not move forward during the 2019 legislative session.

Terminally ill Nevadans do not have time to wait for another legislative session. They are dying now and need the Legislature to pass this urgent, compassionate legislation.

I urge you to join me in support of AB 351, Nevada’s End of Life Options Act. Join me to stand with the majority of nuestra gente.

Let’s elevate the voice of our brothers and sisters who have been traditionally underrepresented in the end-of-life care movement. Let’s talk to our doctors and loved ones in hopes that legislators hear the voice of terminally ill Latinos/Hispanics whose last wish is to die peacefully.

¡Si Se Puede! Yes We Can!

See more: https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/04/27/terminally-ill-nevadans-need-end-life-care-options-now-dolores-huerta/4860224001/