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Why right-to-die advocates are focusing rallies on 3 Latino assemblymen
Los Angeles Daily News

Terminally ill Michael Saum stuttered as he explained the incessant pain plaguing a body he hopes to escape Wednesday.

The 35-year-old didn’t use to fumble words, but he can’t help it now that an inoperable tumor grips his brain. Stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme — “the Terminator” of cancers — and palliative medication have begun to shut down his body. Saum’s throat inexplicably closes, his nose forgets to breath, and his body can’t regulate its own temperature. Saum’s two best friends fanned the transgender man as he sat in Assemblyman Roger Hernandez’s air-conditioned office.