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DWP ‘threatened to dock terminally-ill woman’s benefits’ if she paid for her own funeral

Reposted from Disability News Service – John Pring

A terminally-ill woman was told by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that she risked being charged with an “offence” and would lose part of her benefits if she used an insurance policy windfall to pay for her own funeral. 600 more words


Life Insurance: You’re Never Too Young

By David Dorion / Jan 27, 2015


Life insurance isn’t just for the mature and seasoned—it’s for people who want to protect their loved ones in the event of their death. 847 more words

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Smeared Bug Brains on a Windshield: Another Young Woman Brain Cancer Survivor's Opinion on Brittany Maynard's Decision to Die with Dignity

NOTE:  This sensitive collection of words was written on November 24, 2014.  I have neglected to publish or provide it until now as my opinion has been and still is blurry at this late a date, mostly because I did not know Brittany and the days leading up to her decision.   2,020 more words

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Indiana 'Right To Try' Law Gives Terminally Ill Access To Experimental Drugs

(CBS) — Imagine this: you’re terminally ill and your doctors have tried every available drug and nothing works. Now, Indiana is trying to give hope to those who are dying and hopeless. 245 more words


How A Terminal Illness Can Change Your Perception Of Time

Last week, Paul Kalanithi – a writer and new dad, who recently completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford – died from metastatic lung cancer. In this video, released last month, Kalanithi addresses the “strange relativity” that accompanied his diagnosis.

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Hi, I’m Don! I am a very lucky man! I have been diagnosed with cancer 6 times since 1999 and I am still here to talk about it! 214 more words

6 Time Cancer Survivor