By: Rana Goodman/Political Editor
In the last state legislative session, a bill to legalize “Death with Dignity” - a physician assisted procedure of taking one’s own life when terminally ill, never came to the floor for discussion.
Under several different names, this type of bill has seen much controversy. It has however, now become legal in California (but subject to court challenges), in Oregon and is slowly gaining acceptance across the country.
How many of you have had to care for a loved one with a terminal illness? Or perhaps watch them waste away knowing there was nothing you or the medical community could do to help them.
My father had cancer in his bone marrow and the only thing that kept him going was the steroid Prednisone. His doctor kept trying to wean him off of it, but he would become very weak and lose so much weight, they put him back on.
As time went on, each day he would beg me to help him out of his pain and suffering. He would grab my hand and say, “if you loved me, you would help me.”
Vegas Voice President Ray Sarbacker being sworn in as “Flotilla Staff Officer/Public Affairs”by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary attended by his, and The Vegas Voice family on March 28th.
The Vegas Voice proudly salutes new Flotilla Staff Officer Ray Sarbacker. Saluting the new officer is (L.to R.) Vegas Voice Golf columnist Mike Landry, Publisher Dan Roberts & Project Manager Bill Caserta