Paralympian not yet ready for euthanasia
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.