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"I want it to happen in a dignified way."

"I want it to happen in a dignified way."

Meet Amy de Schutter, a 29-year-old Belgian woman who has struggled with mental illness for half her life. After six diagnoses and years of treatment, nothing has relieved her psychological pain. She often tries to relieve her suffering through self-harm and has attempted suicide several times. She tells her psychiatrist and family she has lost the will to fight; she would like euthanasia.

"I just can't do it," says ALS specialist, Dr. Wendy Johnston

"I just can't do it," says ALS specialist, Dr. Wendy Johnston

“Quality of life is whatever you say it is. It is by definition a personal thing.” In Road to Mercy, we meet Dr. Wendy Johnston, Professor of Neurology, and Medical Director at the University of Alberta’s ALS Clinic.