Heartbreaking photos show the sad moments from the suicide party of a patient suffering from terminal cancer.
The 75-year-old man married his life partner, waived the last goodbye to his friends, listened to music and poetry and then ended his life with a lethal injection.
Suicide has been legalized under Death with Dignity law of the Washington state.
Robert Fuller, aged 75, breathed his last at his Seattle apartment. He ended his life on his own will by taking a lethal injection containing a high dose of sleeping pills mixed with Kahlua.
Before ‘dying with dignity,’ Fuller married his partner Reese Baxter-Fuller and shared the experiences of his life with old friends.
Fuller was diagnosed with an exceptionally fast-growing form of cancer just months ago.
Instead of opting for chemotherapy to give life one last chance, the old man decided to benefit from the assisted suicide law of his state.
On the chosen date, his family and friends came to share his last moments. Later that day, Fuller was given a cocktail of sleeping pills and alcohol to send him to the eternal sleep.
After he was granted his request of suicide under the new law, Fuller had to find a pharmacy willing to provide him the prescribed ‘medicine’ costing him around $400.
According to another clause of the law, Fuller had to feed himself the cocktail.
Out of the 50 US states, nine have ‘Die with Dignity’ laws and Washington is among them. These laws allow terminally ill people to end their lives to spare themselves all the pain and agony they face.
Fuller, who lived with AIDS for a long time, worked as a nurse, helping alcoholics and drug addicts to recover.
When Fuller came to know about the type of cancer he had and the extent at which it was growing, he rejected to get treatment. Being a nurse, he had watched people with same conditions live agonizing last days and die painful deaths at the end.
Some of the people who gathered at his last party were the alcoholics and druggies he helped during his life.
Fuller also invited some photographers and local news reporters to cover the party. He told people that he had been looking forward to die for years.
Fuller had watched his friends die in pain due to AIDS. Thankfully, he survived to the point when it became legal to opt for a peaceful death rather than an agonizing life.
On the ‘D-Day,’ he spent several hours talking to friends and enjoying his suicide party before announcing that he was prepared for death.
Striking the ceiling with his walking stick, he said: “I’m so ready to go. I’m tired.”
He went to his bedroom and gave all the participants an open invitation to be with him as he dies.
His newly-wed husband gave him support as he walked into the room while a violinist played Ave Maria and Amazing Grace in the background.
People gathered in the room and placed their hands on his body as he was breathing his last.
Before he embraced the eternal abyss, he told the people in the room: “I’m still here.” After a short while, he was not there.
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