What is Euthanasia?
1. Also called . the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition.
2. painless death. source
From the Netherlands we are getting news of a rare case of euthanasia between a husband and wife who decided to die together.
Now that is touching.
According to India dot Com
An elderly couple who lived together for 65 years were given legal permission to die together in a double euthanasia case in The Netherlands. Nic and Trees Elderhors had said that dying together was the deepest of their wishes and the Dutch law allowed both the 91-year-old to die together. The couple chose to die together and shared their last word and a kiss before breathing their last breath. The Dutch couple lived together in Didam and died hand in hand.
The couple were married for 65 years and were both suffering from age related ailments. Nic Elderhorst suffered a stroke in 2012, and his wife Trees was recently diagnosed with dementia. On learning about the difficult path full of suffering that lay ahead of them, the 91-year-old couple approached the council for seeking permission to die together Elderhorst’s daughter, stood through the entire legal process and said that her parents’ deepest wish was to die together.
Now that’s some serious love story.
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