‘Death with dignity’ hits home

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‘Death with dignity’ hits home

Durangoan disappointed he won’t have all options available
Friend and bandmate Terry Double, center, programmed Tom Byrne’s phone so he can call hospice with the push of a button in the event of an emergency. Byrne said hospice helps him manage his pain and digestion. At left is Sarah Jacobson, who was buying Byrne’s car.
Tom Byrne has stopped treating his esophageal cancer and wants the freedom to decide when to die. Earlier this month, a Colorado House committee voted down the “death with dignity” bill, almost certainly ending its chances this session.

‘Death with dignity’ hits home

Friend and bandmate Terry Double, center, programmed Tom Byrne’s phone so he can call hospice with the push of a button in the event of an emergency. Byrne said hospice helps him manage his pain and digestion. At left is Sarah Jacobson, who was buying Byrne’s car.
Tom Byrne has stopped treating his esophageal cancer and wants the freedom to decide when to die. Earlier this month, a Colorado House committee voted down the “death with dignity” bill, almost certainly ending its chances this session.
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