Honor My Wishes™
We expect our personal dignity to be respected and honored at every stage of life. This is especially true regarding our personal health care needs and choices.
Each of us should take responsibility for the security of our affairs at life’s end, and by properly planning you can avoid significant anguish for your loved ones.
By planning in advance, and discussing with loved ones what is truly wanted after death, we make our religious, cultural and emotional wishes known in a thoughtful manner.
In 2008, my husband became critically ill following surgeries. After 4 long unresponsive months on a ventilator, I was faced with the very real and difficult decision of whether to continue life support. Luckily for me, having been active in Honor My Wishes for several years, we had talked about end of life issues. Several years earlier we both had our Advance Directives filled out, signed and witnessed. Quality of life, not quantity, was important to him. Though the decision was difficult and painful, discontinuing life support was the right decision.
Nancy (McCormack) Wik