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February 20, 2009

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February 20, 2009

Finding Compassion & Choices when my mother was diagnosed with late stage Ovarian Cancer was literally a life saver. Both my parents loved life, lived it fully, and always made clear that when they could no longer do so,they wanted to die with dignity. The counseling services and support we received were phenomenal. Once my mother knew that her end-of-life decisions could be honored, she lived the last months of her life with the same spirit and zest that characterized her. After she died, there was no question in my mind that I would work with Compassion and Choices to ensure that we can all have that same freedom of mind and heart at the end of life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving my mother control and peace of mind at the end of her life. I've also seen that their educational efforts have worked in two states since I've become involved.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people are great. The empathy and compassion of everyone involved makes a real difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

empathic, warm, extremely dedicated and knowledgable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

put end of life decisions where they belong, in individual's hands.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 19, 2009

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February 19, 2009

Friends sometimes ask me how I can work with clients who are dying. Isn't it difficult? Depressing? Here's my answer: I've been a volunteer with Compassion and Choices for more than four years and find it enriching, important work. Supporting patients and their families at a critical time is rewarding. One of my clients, S., diagnosed with terminal cancer ,wrote the following after finding Compassion and Choices: "I now have the knowledge that I don't have to suffer, and that information is enough to give me a new life. I simply needed to know that I could have control over my life." He died peacefully 20 months later. Whether it's assisting someone to complete an Advance Directive, talk to a doctor about end-of-life wishes, find a hospice, or just to be there to help a client make sense of the dying process, I find my work for Compassion and Choices deeply satisfying.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting the patients and helping them achieve a peaceful death.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 19, 2009

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February 19, 2009

Compassion & Choices is THE national end-of-life choices organization. I have been a donor for many years and continue to be impressed with the creative and excellent work of the organization. C&C uses every tool possible to get its message of choice to the public, government officials and its members. This last year alone they passed a law in California, won a court case in Montana and passed a ballot measure in the state of Washington. On the client side, the care is supportive and responsive. C&C has helped pave the way for people across the country to know and exercise their choices at the end of life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...changing laws to support better end of life care, and provide education to the general public about their choices and rights at the end of life.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...have a national marketing campaign to get the word out.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

C&C has challenged me to look more broadly at end of life care and the need for care, support and advocacy for the dying.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...help create laws across the country to assure the best end of life care and the most choices for individuals.

Ways to make it better...

...I had gotten to know the issue earlier in my life so that I could have help educate more people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

...the lack of government officials to follow the majority of the US population who supports aid in dying for mentally competent adults who have six months or less to live.

One thing I'd also say is that...

...talk about your end of life plans, no matter how young or old you are. Don't be a Terri Schiavo!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 18, 2009

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February 18, 2009

C&C has had a remarkable track record of success in helping patients, educating legislators, press and the public, and pushing for legislation that will permit Aid-in-Dying. The Washington victory this past November is a wonderful step forward, and supporters should feel very confident their contributions are being very well used.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

service to clients and in legislative change.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quality of the staff and the results they've achieved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

thoughtful, professional and sympathetic to views of others (including opponents).

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand services and legislative initiatives in more areas of the country.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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