Euthanasia, the first case in Italy. “The pain is unbearable”
Italy for the first time in the story he said yes to assisted suicide. Accepted the request of a man from the Marche, quadriplegic for 11 years. “To those who think I’m wrong – he explains to Corriere della Sera – I would like to ask: come here next to me for a week, just one. Then you will understand. Sometimes the pain can become so unbearable that I even dream of dying. Mario (invented name ed) has never had any doubts: the Ethics Committee could not deny my requirements to access assisted suicide. They understood that “there was no lie in everything I told. I lined up the words, the sensations, the feelings absolutely faithful to reality. I am a person on the verge of endurance“.
“How am I? I go every other day. There are days – continues Mario al Corriere – with more pain and others in which I suffer less. But now all my thoughts are for this “revolution”, so he calls it, “which I managed to do while standing still. The Ethics Committee has recognized as true all the things I have said so far and this has given me great pleasure. And then they found that I am fully capable of making free and informed decisions, and I have the ability to self-determine. They recognized that my suffering, physical and psychological, is intolerable, otherwise I would not have reached this milestone. This recognition gave me so much pride “.
Assisted suicide, historic yes of Italy. Man who has been in bed for 10 years
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