State: Virginia

Michelle Wickum holding a photo of her father in his military uniform.

Michelle Wickum

Michelle shared her story in May of 2024. After my father’s suicide, I knew that even if I couldn’t emotionally understand what had happened, I needed to get my head [...]
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Virginia Bill Summary

Virginia Bill Summary SB 280 and HB 858 SB 280HB 858The Legislation Allows: a terminally ill, mentally capable adult with a prognosis of six months or less to live, the option [...]
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Virginia Bill History

Virginia Bill History 2024On March 4, 2024 SB280 will be heard in the House Committee on Courts of Justice.On February 13, 2024 HB858 was passed by for the day on [...]
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Lillie Tyson Head smiling

Lillie Tyson Head

Lillie Tyson Head has dedicated her life to education and advocating for equity in public health. She was a health and physical education teacher in the Waterbury, Connecticut, public school [...]
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Barbara Green taking a selfie outside.

Barbara Green

Barbara shared her story in October of 2022. In August 2021, I heard a Compassion & Choices volunteer speak about the work that organization was doing on medical aid-in-dying legislation [...]
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Joey Starnes with her Mom Maxine

Joey Starnes

Joey shared her story in November of 2022. During the spring of 2017, something strange started happening with my mother, Maxine. It was barely noticeable at first. She was nervous [...]
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Thomas Reed Jackson seated in front of a parked train in the background.

Thomas Reed Jackson

Thomas Reed Jackson was a passionate advocate for having end-of-life conversations and improving end-of-life care. He passed away in 2022 at the age of 55, but left a lasting legacy [...]
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