Please help me to die

A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer is begging for someone to help him end his life after battling with the severely debilitating condition for nearly 20 years

A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer is begging for someone to help him end his life after battling with the severely debilitating condition for nearly 20 years.Every morning Neville Badger wakes up he says he makes the same determined wish - for someone to send him back to sleep for good.The 45-year-old, of Vale Crescent, Weston, says he has lived a full life and wants to end it while it is still his choice, and is pleading for someone to help him find a way he can be euthanised.He said: "I just want someone to tell me how to die. Why hang around for it to get worse?"There will be a time where I won't be able to make decisions any more and I want someone to give me euthanasia while I can still have my say."Mr Badger has asked everyone he can think of for advice, his doctor, social services, even the Samaritans. He has now turned to a solicitor for help but holds out little hope. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic degenerative disease of the nervous system."Everyone says I should go to Holland because it can happen there, but how am I supposed to get there? I don't have access to the internet and I can't find any information," he said."I've led a full life. I have had two good marriages and I've travelled to America and Iceland and met some fantastic people."I have to smoke cannabis all the time just to stay supple. I don't even like the stuff and I don't believe in it at all but I have to smoke it otherwise my body goes all stiff. It's the only thing that takes the pain away."I spend all my time either in bed or on a chair. It's not like I'm depressed, I was diagnosed when I was about 26 and I just want it over with now. It's no life and it's going to get worse."So much money is being thrown away caring for me. Social services has spent £12,000 on a bathroom I don't need, there's no point. I've got a £2,000 toilet which is a waste of money."I have to keep bothering the neighbours when I need help or fall out of my chair and it's not their job. I've got nothing left to live for.


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