Compassion & Choices is hosting a Q&A on “Bob’s Choice: Why a Seattle Man Chose Death With Dignity,” a documentary about a Seattle gay man working for the right to die.
Compassion & Choices Midwest Advocacy Manager Amy Sherman will be moderating the session with the film’s makers, John Sharify and Joseph Huerta, on Thursday, June 10, at 5 p.m.
The film explores how Washington’s medical aid-in-dying law helped Bob Fuller, a 75-year-old gay Seattle man with cancer, end his suffering and die in accordance with his values.
A recovering alcoholic, sober for 35 years, Bob Fuller sponsored more than 100 recovering alcoholics through Alcoholics Anonymous. He was instrumental in the LGBTQ community, running the voucher program with Peer Seattle, which offers support services. Fuller was one of the founding members of the Seattle men’s chorus.
This event is co-sponsored by Howard Brown Health, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Prairie Pride Coalition, Uniting Pride of Champaign County, Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center – Carbondale and the Illinois Eagle.