For Immediate Release
January 3, 2018
Contact: Tim Rosales, 916.475.4900
The Patients Rights Action Fund announces the passing of JJ Hanson, president
JJ was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in 2014 and given a 4 month prognosis
New York – It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that the Patient Rights Action Fund president James Joseph “JJ” Hanson passed away on Saturday, December 30th following a long, brave battle with brain cancer. JJ was surrounded by his loving family, wife Kris and their two young children.
The President of Patients Rights Action Fund a (PRAF) national coordinated movement to promote measures that protect patients’ civil rights, to weaken the breadth and effectiveness of pro-assisted suicide laws and rulings, to work toward repeal of the same, and to oppose efforts to make suicide a legal medical treatment option.
Prior to his diagnosis with glioblastoma brain cancer and term with PRAF, JJ served as staff two New York State Governors and served as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer deploying to Ah Ramadi, Iraq.
In May of 2014 while working for a real estate operations and investment firm in Tampa, Florida JJ was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer (glioblastoma) and given a prognosis of 4 months to live.
JJ’s prognosis and life serves as an example to one of the many problems with assisted suicide. His original story is documented in the video JJ Hanson, Man of Steel.
In lieu of flowers, JJ’s wife Kris Hanson has requested individuals send donations to the Can’t Hurt Steel Community Foundation, PO Box 333, Eldred, NY 12732. Services will be held near JJ’s home in upstate New York on January 4th.