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Nonprofits get $1M from Hope Fund

...Endowment Fund's goal is to assist Juneau residents struggling with mental illness, addiction, domestic violence, terminal illness and depression, according to the press release."By combining these grants with state and local funding, and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-15/nonprofits-get-1m-hope-fund
Local
Alaska 'right to die' bill proposed

...interview that it's about giving patients and their families peace of mind.HB 99 would allow adults suffering from a terminal illness and deemed capable of making a decision to die to do so. It would allow for the person's doctor to dispense or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/alaska-right-die-bill-proposed
State | AK legislature
Alaska bill would let terminally ill make decision to die

...interview that it's about giving patients and their families peace of mind.HB 99 would allow adults suffering from a terminal illness and deemed capable of making a decision to die to do so. It would allow for the person's doctor to dispense or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/alaska-bill-would-let-terminally-ill-ma
State
No family turned away

...One family had 14 children to feed and another with nearly as many kids was expecting to lose a parent due to a terminal illness.Sims visited the family's home and cried."They had no tree, no nothing," she said. "It was just bare...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-24/no-family-turned-away
Local
My Turn: 'Death with dignity' cannot be self-inflicted

...Some have opted to take their own lives so as to "die with dignity" by avoiding pain and suffering that come from terminal illness. Physician-assisted suicide is wrong. As the American Medical Association notes, "physician-assisted suicide...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-09/death-dignity-cannot-be-self-inflicte
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...This is especially true when terminal illness causes greater and greater pain...providers. In the case of a terminal illness, a productive relationship...in the face of a serious or terminal illness. The value of working with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051000/Com_hospice.shtml
Is terminal illness a blessing or curse?

``I'm so sorry,'' said the doctor. ``I am afraid your condition is terminal.''``Terminal'' and ``incurable'' are understandably words we don't really want applied to ourselves. At least not right now! Is it possible that these words can bring something other than a cursed death sentence?

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101399/Com_hospice.html
Comm
Hospice volunteer plans for death and learns about terminal illness

Etienne de Grellet said, "I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080206/nei_20060802003.shtml
Neighbors
Brave Heart Volunteers: Sitkans helping Sitkans face devastating loss

...course, that can be easier said than done when facing terminal illness or the physical and mental deterioration that accompany...visiting. "Taking care of a parent or spouse with a terminal illness or living with someone who no longer knows who they...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-05-19/brave-heart-volunteers-sitkans-help
Neighbors
Caught in the Middle: Remembering a past Mother's Day

...at my mother, who turned 71 last March. Her face is that shade of yellow grey that comes with the territory of terminal illness. But her eyes retain the same crystal blue and still have the power to see through pretense. She is looking at...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051107/nei_20070511009.shtml
Neighbors

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