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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
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...until their natural death. One grave concern raised by doctor-prescribed suicide is that those diagnosed with terminal illnesses will feel a responsibility to take their own lives so as not to be a 'burden' on their families or caregiving institutions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
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
Eat pancakes on the Fourth for a good cause

...and Home Care of Juneau, a Catholic Community Service organization that provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses who have less than six months to live.The pancake feed will take place at the downtown fire station from 8 a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-27/eat-pancakes-fourth-good-cause
Local
Living and growing: Making things good again

...for us to convince my parents to reconcile with my aunt and uncle. Shortly before my mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness, they spent several days making things good again. As my mother neared death, a couple of months later, she kept...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-02-24/living-and-growing-making-things-go
Neighbors
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
Hospice launches fall seminar to teach people how to deal with dying

...illness or recover from a serious operation or injury, the hospice program is for people who are diagnosed with a terminal illness with no more than six months to live. Hospice clients are referred by their physicians. Depending on the patients...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101504/loc_hospice.shtml
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