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Aid-In-Dying Law Comes To California

When Eurika Strotto has a medical appointment, she likes to tell her doctor what she and her wife, Juanita, are up to.

“Had family yesterday,” she told her physician. “Friends on Saturday. And then the rest of the week we get to relax, just the two of us.”

“Nice!” replied Dr. Sunita Shailam, her primary care doctor.

After a few moments, Shailam asked the $64,000 question. “So how’s your health doing?”

“Ah, it’s going OK,” Strotto said. “My hands are getting weaker, more of a claw. I have Julie now to help me with my showering and getting dressed in morning, helping with cleanup, stuff like that.”