A Letter of Hope to Laura

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A healthy 24-year-old Belgian woman, known only as "Laura" has been scheduled to die by euthanasia based on her psychological pain. 

Laura has been living with suicidal thoughts for many years.

Laura's story has received more response than any previous story of a person seeking a lethal death. (Link to her story).

A Letter of Hope to Laura

Dear Laura:

Since we first read your story on June 19 in a Belgian newspaper, our hearts have been broken over the prospect of your impending death by lethal injection.

We have received many messages from people who want to contact you to share their story of living through similar psychological pain. These messages told us of their experience with suicidal thoughts and how they also wanted to die. These people also shared their stories of hope and of how they lived through the suffering and have found happiness in living.

They expressed how your story was a reflection of their story.

They want you to live. We want you to live.

At this moment, your life may seem dark and without a future, but we want you to know that there is help and there are people who want to care for you.

Everyone who has signed this letter wants you to know that they care about you. They also want you to know that your death may shatter the hope that many others, who suffer like you, are seeking.

We, the undersigned, ask you "Laura" to choose to live and by living you offer hope to others.

Alex Schadenberg
International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

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