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Rebecca VanWormer, on End of Life Choice in Maine

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  • Published on:  Monday, July 11, 2016
  • Rebecca was diagnosed in 2012 with breast cancer. Since then, she has received numerous rounds of chemo and radiation in an effort to stop the disease progress. Cancer has spread to her liver, brain, and in 2016, to her spine.

    As of this taping in June 2016, she continues treatment and hopes to extend her life and quality of life as long as possible. She supports safe Death with Dignity laws and hopes for one in Maine.

    She knows she may not be here to see it pass. She is sharing her story so that others may eventually get the end-of-life option she does not currently have: to choose her own way forward as she faces the end of her life.

    Update: Rebecca died January 5, 2017. According to her husband, she did not die in the way she had hoped: peacefully and at ease. Rebecca's death continues to inspire Maine citizens to work for a Death with Dignity law.
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  • Jane Mills

    Jane Mills

     2 months ago +2

    I think it's a personal choice. She doesn't need someone to make decisions for her, she's perfectly lucid. She knows what's ahead and she is entitled to choose her own mortality. I know people aren't supposed to say that but I get how she feels, sometimes quality is much more important than quantity. Nurses should keep their mouths shut and not express opinions, they should act as a sounding board for their Patients and no more. I had stage 111 cancer 20 years ago, and if I got sick again I would be making decisions that probably would upset my Son but it's my life, not his, don't care if that's selfish, I wouldn't be able to tolerate Chemotherapy, it's too awful. Life throws at us what we can deal with but as you get older you reach the stage when you just can't do stuff. It's so sad when a young person has this filthy disease, that's what is unfair xx

  • Tamela Lutgen

    Tamela Lutgen

     5 months ago +2

    Who cares what anyone says!..its your life and your choice!..I support you a 110%!..we all are gonna die someday and we all will hopefully have a choice!..lots of hugs😘😘😘😘

  • Dominique cote

    Dominique cote

     5 months ago +1

    I have just gone through cancer . If it comes back terminal . I am in Quebec Canada where we have the right to die with dignity. I will not put myself and my family through the pain of watching me suffer to the end . I saw my mother die and suffer in pain and gasping for air in the end . She also had major bed soars . It will be hard I know to leave my loved ones but it’s a choice I’m pretty sure I will make . I don’t care who judges me for this .

  • Rosemary Gillanders

    Rosemary Gillanders

     6 months ago +2

    I agree that people should have the choice to die with dignity. Her condition is the case where she has no options left the cancer will kill her she should be allowed to have her choice in this. I am so so sorry that you have to go through this and deal with this. God Bless!

  • Bob Ishere

    Bob Ishere

     7 months ago +1

    Hospice in Oh are for patients who have short time left. Days....

  • Jim Perry

    Jim Perry

     7 months ago +2

    It is so hard to watch this, and I feel so bad for her. I don’t know what the right answer is, but hospice helps a great deal in cases like this. I think the hospice programs may have answers to many of her questions. My mother died of breast cancer just 9 months after I was born.

  • Tina Collins

    Tina Collins

     8 months ago +1

    I take 4 or 5 Imodium to stop my shitting , Thankyou for getting in touch love , hope you are ok

  • Theresa Lacey

    Theresa Lacey

     8 months ago +2

    RIP beautiful, brave one.

  • Kim Piecuch

    Kim Piecuch

     a years ago +3

    Trust God's plan.. We all suffer..

  • Jude Dimatteo

    Jude Dimatteo

     a years ago +1

    Your such a beautiful women i hope you have some family or friends with you

  • Moaning Minnie

    Moaning Minnie

     a years ago +4

    I don’t know whether you’re still with us I hope so but not in pain. I admire you for fighting for death with dignity.

  • Tina Collins

    Tina Collins

     a years ago +2

    I have bowel cancer I can’t hold my poo in I go 20 times a day I’m taking the easy option if you want the number let me know xx

  • Kathy Ventura

    Kathy Ventura

     a years ago +1

    You are a strong person, I can totally agree with you.

  • Rachel Williams

    Rachel Williams

     a years ago +1

    My father in law kept a pistol under his pillow, but he died in his sleep. Alot of elderly people turn on the gas and go to bed and it is ruled accidental. I knew one gentleman who intentional wrecked with a semi, he survived all broken up, so not a good idea for him.

  • Rachel Williams

    Rachel Williams

     a years ago +2

    Chemo and radiation will cause more cancer. The docs killed her slowly. They knew. Murder is murder.

  • Tammy Shuttleworth

    Tammy Shuttleworth

     a years ago +1


  • Elmo Trex

    Elmo Trex

     a years ago +3

    We should have an option when it comes to death...why go into debt or send other family members into debt when the outcome is going to be the same....

  • A P

    A P

     a years ago +4

    RIP beautiful angel!!!

  • Matt Kelly

    Matt Kelly

     a years ago +6

    I think this should be a decision made between a DR and the patient. Not something a law or government has any weight in, if the DR says yes there is nothing medical science can do for you and your just going to lay here and waiste away while a cancer or other disease eats your body and slowly takes your life. But I can give you cocktail or pills or whatever that you can take that will end your life when you want to end it, before your loved ones or you has to go through anymore and probally the worst agony of all. That decision should not be a law matter that should be a DR and patient matter.

  • Ivy Lebrón

    Ivy Lebrón

     a years ago

    I'm so sorry but you are in a better place now without pain or suffering. Thank you for sharing.