A painter named Betsy Davis 41, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 decided to take her life after her battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: ‘These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness.’
True to her mail, she held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state’s new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.
And just one rule: No crying in front of her.
As the weekend drew to a close, her friends kissed her goodbye, gathered for a photo and left, and Davis was wheeled out to a canopy bed on a hillside, where she took a combination of morphine, pentobarbital and chloral hydrate prescribed by her doctor.
A sad way to end a beautiful life after she could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch and her speech slurred speech. SAD.
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