From Sher Emerick Safran <[email protected]>
Subject Friend, a message from Sher
Date March 3, 2023 10:02 AM
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Become a Dignity in Dying member and support compassionate laws


The death of a parent can be one of life’s saddest moments. But for me, assisted
dying allowed me and my family to celebrate my parents’ lives as they died.

My name is Sher. You might have seen me in the recent Channel 4 documentary, Prue and Danny’s Death Road Trip , where I shared the story of my parents, Charlie and Francie, who were devoted
to each other for 70 years.

Sadly, by 2017, terminal illness drastically reduced their quality of life: Dad
with Parkinson’s and prostate cancer, and Mum with advanced heart disease. But
because they lived in Oregon, my parents had access to an assisted dying law.
That meant they could decide to peacefully control the end of their lives in
their own home, surrounded by loved ones.

Thanks to Oregon’s compassionate law, my parents were able to die on their own
terms. As their daughter, I was so comforted by the fact that they ended their lives
just like how they lived – surrounded by love, side by side and hand in hand.

With the vast majority of people in the UK supporting assisted dying, I’m
hopeful that the UK will soon have compassionate laws too – but it’ll take a lot
for lawmakers to listen.

Friend, will you become a Dignity in Dying member today
and join the movement for terminally ill people to have the right to die in
peace, comfort and dignity?

Become a member
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Before my parents died, my family gathered to celebrate their remarkable 70
years together, with stories, hugs, tears and laughter. It was a day we will
always treasure, and one we wouldn’t have had without Oregon’s Death with
Dignity law.

Charlie and Francie’s story shows that safe and compassionate assisted dying
laws are out there, and so many people around the world are benefitting from
them. I hope the UK government will recognize the importance of this law and provide this
essential option for its citizens facing terminal illness.

Friend, it is possible for the UK to legalise assisted dying. Can you become a Dignity in
Dying member today and join the movement to change the law?

Become a member >>
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Thanks for hearing my story. With people like you standing up for choice at the
end of life, I’m hopeful that soon, terminally ill people in the UK will gain
the right to choose how and when they die – a gift which brought so much comfort
to me and my family.


Our campaign is powered by members - people who support us with a small regular
gift so we can plan out the most effective actions to bring about an assisted
dying law. Sign up and join thousands of other Dignity in Dying members across the
country, from just £2 a month:

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