‘I drifted away’: Man’s last Facebook post

A terminally-ill Melbourne man who was given permission to end his life in line with Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying laws shared a heartbreaking message on social media.

25/01/2022 1:20:00 PM

A terminally-ill Melbourne man who was given permission to end his life in line with Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying laws shared a heartbreaking message on social media.

A terminally-ill Melbourne man who was given permission to end his life in line with Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying laws shared a heartbreaking message on social media.

In it, the travel adviser wrote that he “took control over the beast that is ALS/MND (motor neuron disease)”.“This hideous and cruel disease has intruded our lives for the past 18 months and with the support of my husband and children I have ended my suffering and took the option of voluntary assisted dying.

“My family were with me and holding my hands as I relaxed and drifted away. I am grateful for what was a wonderful life.”MND is a disease that impacts the nerves and the brain and worsens over time. There is no cure.Gregory Ashmore took his own life under Victoria's assisted dying laws on Monday night.

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Courageous man. MSMWatchdog2013 Sincere condolences. An ending with dignity, by choice. Go well - with the love of your family. == My BFF was taken by this beastly MND 37 years ago, just days before her 40th birthday. She asked me to read this poem for her. I hope it is appropriate to share with you.

My husband was 52 when he lost his battle with the beast. MND is beyond cruel and VAD would have been a blessing. Fly high Gregory 💙 Aww this made me cry xx bless you & your family and all who suffer Dignity in his own death ❤ My mother died by Euthanasia in Holland and the very last thing on her mind was leaving some message on social media

Should be available for anyone, especially older people who DON’T want go into a nursing home , many have taken their own life’s as result , know already 4 since start of new year , last year 14, growing problem