Everyone should have access to palliative care!

Dear World,

My aunt passed away yesterday, 24 October 2015. She did not have any access to any sort of palliative care. She died at home surrounded by the warmth of her family members.

I wish every terminal illness victim could have access to palliative care and die without suffering from the excruciating pain, waiting for all organs to shut down one after the other.

Even more, I wish every terminal illness victim could have access to euthanasia. I believe this should be a basic human right.

I hope that my aunt did not suffer during her last days on this earth. I hope that one day every patient will have access to palliative care. I hope that one day every one of us can decide when it is time to leave gracefully without any pain.

I leave you with this inspiring story of Odontuya Davaasuren, MD, PhD, Professor President of Mongolia Palliative Care Society – she made Mongolia one of the top developing counties where patients have access to palliative care.

Best,

-Ilham Talab

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Why I started this site…


Dear World,

Lately, many people around me were diagnosed with late stage cancer, various types; some already passed away; others are still fighting.

One of them is my aunt who was diagnosed with late stage colorectal cancer.

I am inspired by Salvatore Iaconesi, an Italian artist and open source advocate who published all his brain cancer medical info online and was able – through collaborative thinking – to cure his cancer.

I want to help, not only my aunt, but as many people as I can. So, I created this simple site to share the medical files with medical experts around the globe, cancer survivors, cancer fighters, scientists, artists, and everyone out there, hoping that collaborative thinking could make a difference!

I will start with my aunt’s information, which are found in this site.

Please help me spread the word… Your feedback, suggestions and advice are priceless!

Thank you!

ilham talab

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