I helped my motor neurone disease-stricken husband travel to Dignitas - it's ... trends now

I helped my motor neurone disease-stricken husband travel to Dignitas - it's ... trends now
I helped my motor neurone disease-stricken husband travel to Dignitas - it's ... trends now

I helped my motor neurone disease-stricken husband travel to Dignitas - it's ... trends now

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A woman who helped her husband travel to Dignitas claimed the UK’s laws left them feeling like they were ‘like thieves’ escaping by night.

Ilana Richardson, 78, booked flights to Switzerland for her husband Crispin Ellison, 69, following a prolonged battle with motor neurone disease.

Mrs Richardson, from Hove, said her husband had resolved to ‘maintain his dignity in death’ but was reliant on her for support planning the journey.

She risked nervous breakdown from the threat of prosecution for assisting in Mr Ellison’s death.

Mr Ellison, who worked in charity fundraising, was diagnosed with MND in 2015.

He travelled to Switzerland in 2019, although would have put off his decision to spend more time with his family if UK laws allowed assisted dying.

Ilana Richardson, 78, booked flights to Switzerland for her husband Crispin Ellison, 69, following a prolonged battle with motor neurone disease

Ilana Richardson, 78, booked flights to Switzerland for her husband Crispin Ellison, 69, following a prolonged battle with motor neurone disease

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