Decorated Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia in Belgium

Decorated Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia in Belgium

Marieke Vervoort, a decorated Paralympian, died by euthanasia on Tuesday. The 40 year old had won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing at the London Paralympics of 2012. Ms. Vervoort had been struggling with severe pain caused due to an incurable degenerative disease of the spine.

porcus 3 months

Pretty damn awful living with chronic unceasing pain. 10 minutes of sleep a night is deadly on its own. I know there are a lot of opinions against euthanasia (and I largely agree with them) but bear in mind nobody deserves this much pain, this much suffering, this much discomfort. At some point each person reaches their limit. We all have it.

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 3 months

*Murdered. Fixed that for you.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 3 months

No one is mentioning they were trans? Are they trans?

Takoda Ackerley
Takoda Ackerley 3 months

A loss for the world, but her suffering is over.

6Million$Mansplainer 3 months

Seems to me... in a free society, with personal liberties being secured, being able to say, "I've had enough" is the epitome of self determination. And also that an intelligent person could see the difference between someone with mental illness and someone with chronic, degenerative illness.

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