It has gotten national media coverage on the internet, radio, and television. A man with cancer announced on the popular website Reddit that he only had 51 hours to live. He went to the site, which acts as a huge forum of some sort, so take questions from anyone that wanted to ask him about dying and his life.
This is from Reddit:
On Tuesday I’ll finally end my battle with cancer thanks to Oregon’s Death with dignity act. As part of my preparations I’ve ended my pain medication and am trying to regain what little dignity and clarity I can.
Who I was doesn’t matter. I’m in pain, I’m tired and I’m finally being granted a small shred of respect. Feel free to AMA if you’re so inclined.
Other than answering our questions, what are you going to spend your last hours doing? And most of all, good luck, my friend. May you have the peace you deserve.
I’m going to live. This is as close to travel and meeting new people as I can get now. I’m sorry if that sounds dumb but this is my world tour
Seeing my nephew beat cancer. He had it as a child and the doctors at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia cured it. 9 years and it never came back. A close second, the summer my dad and I saw a baseball game in every AL city.
The best of the questions and answers continue below
Did you create any sort of “bucket list”. If so, how did it progress?
One, have a child of my own and I failed. I really would like to have seen the Northern Lights too
Are you scared of dieing? Are you scared of being dead?
Terrified, but I won’t ever tell my family that. I hope it doesn’t hurt
Gonna do anything worthwhile in your last two days? Something you’ve always wanted to do?
I plan to make a YouTube video. That’s all
Do your family and friends respect your wishes or are they trying to convince you to hang on? I am glad you are finding peace – like you, I think everyone should be respected in their wishes to end their battles with dignity and with a clear mind and the respect of those around them. God speed and may you find something to make your last hours on this earth peaceful and beautiful.
They understand. They are leaving tomorrow night, at my request. Maybe it’s vanity but their last memory will be time with me being happy and in control of my life. With the drugs that’s not happened in months.
What message or lesson would you like to give to us and the rest of the world?
That nothing we have is worth hurting anyone else for. It’s all fleeting people. Stop seeing race, color, sex, religion, etc…. Theyre all just people, and if you try to love them you won’t lose anything.
See the rest of the thread at Reddit