In 2013, Vermont passed the The Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act, or Act 39…our version of Death with Dignity. The legislation allows eligible Vermonters with terminal diseases the option to be prescribed medication that will hasten the end of their life. In 2015, Bill elected to use Act 39 to end his life, and he asked Rob to help him. This is a story about their friendship, and the months, days and moments leading up to Bill’s death.
To learn more about Rob Mermin and his illustrious career as a mime and the founder of Circus Smirkus, visit here.
This interview with Rob Mermin is just one of the many interviews I have done for the Wake Up to Dying Project, a nonprofit that encourages people to think and to talk more about death, dying and life from many different perspectives. To hear more of the stories I have produced for WUTD, visit their audio-story library at www.wakeuptodyingproject.
The music for this show was made by Vermont musicians Brian Clark and Mike Donofrio. And you heard from the original film soundtracks of South Pacific, and Carousel, both by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The piano licks in this show were made by Vermont pianist Marie Helene Belanger
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