The Sue Rodriguez Story

by M-Rebeiro

T-shirts commemorating each life lost to Lou Gehrig's disease were displayed inside of International Mall Miami, Florida, USA

At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story is a documentary drama film about the life of Canadian assisted suicide advocate Sue Rodriguez.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she was diagnosed in 1991 with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and fought for the right to have the right to die early so she would not have to face years of debilitating illness. Since the criminal code of Canada prohibits assisted suicide with a sentence of up to 14 years, she had to take her case to the Supreme Court, where she lost both times. She eventually took her own life with the help of an anonymous physician in 1994.

The film, released in 2007, was written by Linda Svendsen based on a book by Lisa Hobbs Birnie and starred Wendy Crewson as the titular Sue Rodriguez. The film won a Gemini award for Crewson as well as a Writer’s Guild of Canada award for Svendsen.

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At The End of the Day | Wikipedia

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