I have listened to many statements lately on assisted suicide and lack of autonomy as a reason to end someone’s life. This hurts me deeply.
My daughter is 30 years old and has very significant disabilities including an inability to walk, talk or sit without support. She has chronic pain. When she was younger, doctors would give us many guesses on how long she would live. She is now showing them that she will live an average life span.
She is happy because we have made sure that she has a full, happy life as a daughter, a sister, a friend, a volunteer and an advocate.