Betsy Davis, third from left, has a laugh with her friends during her going away party in Ojai, Calif., in July. Davis emailed her closest friends and family to invite them to a two-day celebration, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness. And one rule: No crying.” The 41-year-old woman diagnosed with ALS held the party to say goodbye before becoming one of the first California residents to take life-ending drugs under a new law that gave such an option to the terminally ill.
Betsy Davis, third from left, has a laugh with her friends during her going away party in Ojai, Calif., in July. Davis emailed her closest friends and family to invite them to a two-day celebration, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness. And one rule: No crying.” The 41-year-old woman diagnosed with ALS held the party to say goodbye before becoming one of the first California residents to take life-ending drugs under a new law that gave such an option to the terminally ill. Niels Alpert Associated Press
Betsy Davis, third from left, has a laugh with her friends during her going away party in Ojai, Calif., in July. Davis emailed her closest friends and family to invite them to a two-day celebration, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness. And one rule: No crying.” The 41-year-old woman diagnosed with ALS held the party to say goodbye before becoming one of the first California residents to take life-ending drugs under a new law that gave such an option to the terminally ill. Niels Alpert Associated Press

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