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Compassion & Choices
April 22, 2011

My first introduction to the board members of Compassion and Choices of Northern California was most impressive. Having served on boards where the sole function was fund-raising and their sole goal was to have good times raising those funds...I immediately knew that C&C was different.
Not only the doctors on the board, but the health professionals and people (like myself) with no letters after their names, were deeply passionate about the cause. Their goal was to actually help people in distress (free of charge) as well as to spread the word that help was available, and one didn't have to die a painful, undignified, horrible death.
I saw that happen with my parents and I realize the unnecessary agony they endured. How wonderful that end-of-life choice is today a reality, and available to so many who would otherwise suffer needlessly.

The Great!

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

my own family life, and the lives of friends.

Ways to make it better...

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

not make any great changes. We're going in the right directions, and we're working hard to increase public awareness.

Board Member & I'm serving on the board in as many ways as I can.