Par­a­lympian not yet ready for eu­thana­sia

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

RIO DE JANEIRO — Bel­gian Par­a­lympian Marieke Ver­voort, who shocked and sad­dened the world with her rev­e­la­tion that she wants to be eu­thanised, says she’s not ready to die quite yet.

Ver­voort said in Rio on Sun­day that she’s still con­sid­er­ing eu­thana­sia to es­cape a life of un­bear­able phys­i­cal pain — only not now.

A sil­ver medal on Satur­day in the 400m wheel­chair race at the Rio Paralympics has helped re­mind her

Marieke Ver­voort suf­fers a de­gen­er­a­tive mus­cle dis­ease that causes con­stant pain, paral­y­sis in her legs and leaves her barely able to sleep.

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