Jennifer Rhodes: You Should Be Able to Decide…


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Date: July 25, 2017

01) Jennifer Rhodes: You Should Be Able to Decide

“The family got the news on Christmas Eve 2014. My father had been diagnosed with Stage 4 bone cancer and Stage 3 lung cancer almost exactly a year after my grandfather died. We were all in shock.

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On April 30, his final day, the family was sitting around his bed talking. He opened his eyes for the first time in days, looked at my mom long enough for her to say, “You can go, you are OK, we are OK. I love you so much.”

He took a breath, and then he was gone. He was at peace. I was at peace. But he had to endure so much before he got there.

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If I had the chance, I would give someone opposed to Death with Dignity insight into what I went through. Until somebody goes through what you’ve gone through, they will never understand.”

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