J.J. Hanson’s Living Legacy: Renewing Our Will to Live and Love Until the End of Life

Event
Event

October 24, 2018 J.J. Hanson’s Living Legacy: Renewing Our Will to Live and Love Until the End of Life

Co-hosted by

Patients Rights Action Fund

National Review Institute

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Description

J.J. Hanson was a son, husband, father, and Marine Corps combat veteran. At 33, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and given only a few months to live. He went on to live for over three years and became the President of the Patients Rights Action Fund to fight against the legalization physician-assisted suicide. He and his wife had second son, Lucas. They became a living witness to the difference loving care and hope can make in the face of a terminal illness. His widow, Kristen, continues to tell their story to support people with hope who find themselves in similar circumstances and to challenge policymakers and medicine to reject such a dangerous public policy. Our panelists will provide true examples of compassionate care and inspiration for better answers to end-of-life questions than the current push for assisted-suicide.