“What worries me is how I’m going to die”

Donald Low makes plea for doctor-assisted dying days before his death

Sharon Kirkey, (Postmedia News), The Ottawa Citizen

Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease specialist who became a public face in the SARS crisis of 2003, wasn’t afraid of dying. It was how death would come that frightened him. In a moving, deeply personal and compelling message captured in a video filmed eight days before he died from a brain tumour, Low accused Canada of not having the maturity to take on one of the most emotionally charged issues in medicine: doctor-assisted death. The video was posted to Youtube on Tuesday, September 24, and it can also be viewed on The Citizen’s web site: