Local resident Lisa Vigil Schattinger founded Ohio End of Life Options in 2015 to advocate for a medical aid-in-dying law in Ohio. Her stepfather, Dr. Jack Rowe, used the Oregon Death with Dignity Act after being diagnosed with cancer and given less than six months to live. His family was thankful to surround him with love when Jack died peacefully at home.
The experience was profound for Lisa. She began talking about the need for an Ohio law that allows terminally ill patients to make their own end-of-life care decisions based on their personal values and beliefs. This option can exist alongside hospice to provide peace and comfort to those facing the possibility of suffering at the end of their lives.
Ohio End of Life Options encourages you to start conversations with your doctors and loved ones about all aspects of aging and end-of-life care. Visit ohiooptions.org to learn more.
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