and the 10th Anniversary of Act 39
To mark the ten-year anniversary of Act 39, the end-of-life Choice legislation in Vermont, Patient Choices Vermont (PCV) began collecting your stories about experiences utilizing the law. This is the first example, and we hope to include a story from you.
Kit Hood's story about the passing of her husband Allen E. Hood (January 5, 1943 - June 10, 2022)
Together, we are accomplishing a pivotal shift in cultural attitudes toward end-of-life choice. As we mark ten years of End-of-Life Choice in Vermont, PCV invites you to share your experience and your perspective. We will organize the stories and release them in the hope they will inspire and educate others.
To spark your thinking...
- Were you close to someone who chose to use medical aid in dying?
- Are you a doctor who prescribes?
- Are you a hospice provider who has cared for patients as they decide about requesting medical aid in dying?
- What does it mean to you to simply have the choice?
- Did you work on the Act 39 legislative campaign ten years ago?
Here are some options on how to record and submit your story:
- Call (802) 391-9911 and leave a voice message recording of your story. Please include your name, phone number, and email address. The voicemail can be up to three minutes.
- Record a video or voice memo on your phone and send it to us as an attached file with an email to email@example.com.
- Send photos and a written story by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.