Widow says its hard to travel to Zurich for VAD

Widow says its hard to travel to Zurich for VAD

Angelika Elliott with her husband John in Zurich, where Dr Elliott chose to end his life in 2007. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Angelika Elliott with her husband John in Zurich, where Dr Elliott chose to end his life in 2007. Photo: Kate Geraghty

It was ten years ago on Sunday that Angelika Elliott left Sydney for Switzerland with her terminally ill husband, John, so he could end his life on his own terms. “My husband was terribly sick with bone cancer.. He’d scream in pain if you touched his back.” she told Fairfax Media. Dr Elliott successfully ended his life in a Zurich hotel room on January 25, 2007 with the support of assisted suicide group Dignitas. In his final statement, Dr Elliott explained his decision.

Click for PDF of SMH NSW article 16/1/17: VAD should be an option for those unable to travel article smh-160117

Click for link to SMH NSW article 16/1/17 which includes video of Mrs Elliott reading Dr Elliott’s final statement (3.03 mins)