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J.J. Hanson’s Living Legacy: Renewing Our Will to Live and Love Until the End of Life

J.J. Hanson was a son, husband, father, and Marine Corps combat veteran. At 33, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and given only a few months to live. He went on to live for over three years and became the President of the Patients Rights Action Fund to fight against the legalization physician-assisted suicide. He and his wife had second son, Lucas. They became a living witness to the difference loving care and hope can make in the face of a terminal illness. His widow, Kristen, continues to tell their story to support people with hope who find themselves in similar circumstances and to challenge policymakers and medicine to reject such a dangerous public policy. Our panelists will provide true examples of compassionate care and inspiration for better answers to end-of-life questions than the current push for assisted-suicide.

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