. First Colombian with non-terminal illness dies legally by euthanasia « JO LEE MAGAZINE

REUTERS/Colombian Victor Escobar became the first person in the Andean country with a non-terminal illness to die by legally regulated euthanasia late on Friday, his lawyer Luis Giraldo confirmed.

“We reached the goal for patients like me, who aren’t terminal but degenerative, to win this battle, a battle that opens the doors for the other patients who come after me and who right now want a dignified death,” Escobar, 60 said in a video message sent to media by Giraldo.

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