Five years ago, Miguel Carrasquillo was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor at the young age of 30. Miguel fought the cancer for years, and underwent painful procedures to try to cure the illness. After doctors told him that his disease was terminal, he moved back from his home in Chicago to his native Puerto Rico to spend his final days with his family.
Since medical aid in dying is not authorized in Illinois or in Puerto Rico, he was forced to endure brutal headaches and seizures during his final days. But before he passed on June 5, Miguel became a vocal advocate for expanding end-of-life choices and urged lawmakers in every U.S. state and territory to support medical aid-in-dying legislation.
Please sign your name to thank Miguel and his family for all they’ve done to support authorization of medical aid in dying across the country.