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Living and Dying With Dignity

Published on October 25, 2019

Cherie Rineker, 51-year-old wife, mother and passionate contributor to Patient Power and the multiple myeloma community, discusses her move to Colorado – a state that allows terminally ill patients access to medical aid in dying, or Death With Dignity. During this interview, Cherie shares how, after 16 lines of therapy, many hospitalizations and incredible physical and emotional stress, she shifted her focus to quality of life. Watch as she poignantly describes the impact of her treatment journey and what led to her decision to use end-of-life options. In the time between the recording and release of this program, Cherie's health declined rapidly, and she went to Colorado to die with dignity on October 23, 2019.

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