Lecretia Seales’ husband continues campaign

Lecretia Seales’ husband continues campaign

Lecretia Seales lost her battle for life at age 42, but a year after her death, her husband Matt Vickers continues the fight for the right to die. Diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011, Seales challenged the Crown in the High Court in the months and even days before her death, on her right to choose how and when she died. Justice David Collins ruled that it was up to Parliament to debate the issue. Lecretia received the news just hours before she died. Vickers said at the time that his wife’s reaction was heartbreaking. “She was hurt and disappointed. She fixed me with a stare with her good eye as if to say “Isn’t this my body? My life?” Her breath slowed and she turned her head away. Her reaction utterly broke my heart.”

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