Friday, February 14, 2014

Dying with dignity: a hero who confronted ALS

"I'm having my gourmet lunch with Jennifer"
This woman was amazing. No complaints.

Unlike that physician who made a mournful video about not being able to do physician-assisted suicide.
(What is the difference between physician-assisted death and death with dignity?

She learned how to use her iPad, a gift from the grandkids. It converted text-to-speech.

She had an indomitable sense of humour.

 While I was giving respite to her while hubby did groceries, she once typed, "I wonder when his nibs is coming home?" She'd lost her ability to speak, but didn't let that phase her. She learned to accept care, something many are unwilling to do. They'd rather rage, seek media attention, and bemoan their fate.

While I loathe the battle imagery ('courageous battle'), she confronted her ALS with dignity.


Friday, February 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with ALS, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Gerald "Gerry". Loving mother of Daniel (Christina) and Beverly (Christopher Davy). Cherished grandmother of William, Alyssia, Holly, Michaela and James.

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