He has a medical condition doctors have been unable to diagnose
Canadian Eric Coulam, from Fort St John, British Columbia, has a medical condition that doctors have been unable to diagnose
A 20-year-old man has said he is pursuing medically assisted dying after years of struggling with chronic pain due to a mystery illness.At least 20 people have been found dead in a nightclub in South Africa's East London city, according to officials.Senior officials from the provincial government rushed to the scene, where at least six mortuary vehicles were lined up in the residential street waiting to collect the bodies, according to an AFP correspondent.Gardaí are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 91-year-old Wilhelm (Willy) Widmer who is missing from his home in Clontarf, Dublin 3.
.He says his condition has left him in agony for years - and his family support his decision to end his life."The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation as we speak," a police spokesman told the Newzroom Africa television channel.READ MORE:Couple's 'wonky' €843k dream house has to be demolished after just 5 years He says he wants to end his suffering after being left with liver and kidney disease because of the mystery gastrointestinal condition.But there are still two who are very critical," the head of the provincial government safety department said on local TV.Around 600 friends and family attended a heartbreaking 'goodbye' BBQ for the young man.A large number of emergency service vehicles have been are currently at the scene.He says the problem has plagued him for the better part of a decade, and he isn't willing to live in constant pain any longer.A garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí and Wilhelm's family are concerned for his welfare.
In June 2016, the Parliament of Canada passed federal legislation that allows eligible Canadian adults to request medical assistance in dying.Locals have now called for the venue to be closed."You can't just trade in the middle of society like this and think that young people are not going to experiment," he said."I sometimes lay there at night and get sad sometimes, but for the most part, I'm waiting for the day because I'm in lots of pain all the time," he told local news outlet Energetic City."I'm on many meds just to be comfortable for a few hours.However, this has not been verified." He spoke previously of his desperation to stay in control.He said the victims at Enyobeni Tavern were aged between 18 and 20 years, but Mr Binqose said some could be as young as 15.Eric says he will ultimately decide when to officially end his life - and where he does it.Brigadier Kinana told reporters most of those found dead were young adults aged between 18 and 20.Follow us on Twitter @IrishMirror - the official Irish Mirror Twitter account - real news in real time.
He stressed that he had not chosen a specific date, and it would be his choice when he has done certain things and seen specific people before saying his final goodbye.He said last month: "I can go when I'm ready, it's not when I'm sick, it's not when they pull my meds or anything, it's when I'm ready.A spokesperson for Eastern Cape's health department told News24 the dead bodies were taken to various nearby mortuaries."One thing for sure, the place had a lot more people than it normally takes," he added." "I thought about it for a while.I kind of ghosted my family because I wasn't in a good place." South Africa's Minister of Police Bheki Cele was on his way to the Eastern Cape with an additional team of experts to help with investigations, the province's premier Oscar Mabuyane said.I knew it was what I wanted to do.Local television showed police officers trying to calm down a crowd of parents and onlookers gathered outside the club in the city, which lies on the Indian Ocean coast, nearly 1,000km south of Johannesburg.
It was hard to tell everyone else.." Eric says he is overwhelmed by the amount of support he has around the world.A Facebook page called Eric's Army is filled with love-filled messages and posts from friends, family and strangers hearing about his story.Young people who were not sick, young people who should be with their families enjoying their winter holidays - they just have lost their lives like that," he added."You are a true fighter and a true hero, my friend," wrote one, with another saying: "You sound like a great person who doesn't deserve what you are going through." In Canada, to be considered eligible for assisted dying, a person must be over 18 and have a "serious and incurable illness, disease or disability".
20 bodies found in nightclub as South African authorities launch investigationThe bodies were discovered at the Enyobeni Tavern early on Sunday, and reports say several people were injured
20 people die in South African pub, cause unclearDrinking is permitted in South African township pubs, commonly known as taverns or shebeens which are sometimes located in family homes, where safety regulations are rarely enforced Not good for there TripAdvisor reviews. First I’ve heard anything out of South Africa since the news blackout following the ongoing farm murders…
Gardai appeal to public for help locating missing 91-year-old man Wilhelm WidmerWilhelm was last seen on Friday afternoon