How were the last minutes of the Colombian who received a historic euthanasia: “It was very emotional”
CALI.- Victor Escobar, the 60-year-old Colombian who became the first Latin American with an incurable but not terminal illness, euthanized, He spent the last days surrounded by his family and shortly before the procedure was applied at a clinic in Cali at 9:20 p.m. (local time) on Friday, he informed the doctors that he wanted to donate the organs that were functional.
“All Friday he was at his mother’s house, meeting with more than 50 people. He stopped to talk to each of them. It was a very emotional moment to see how each one said goodbye to him. He gave each one a message of gratitude and encouragement, “recalled his lawyer Luis Giraldo in an interview with WRadio. “Hours before leaving, he said that he did not want to be remembered as a martyr but as a warrior who won the fight over politicians and religious,” added Giraldo.
His last meal, already at the clinic, was a packet of potato chips and a juice carton.
Before her first sedative injection was given, the last thing she heard was applause from the doctors, nurses and family members in the room. He then received the lethal injection and was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m.
As a consequence of two cardiovascular accidents (CVA), Escobar suffered from left hemiparesis (a neurological condition that makes it difficult for one half of the body to move). Four years ago he suffered from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which made him prostrate. He also had diabetes and hypertension, his medical history also shows a thrombosis (a blood clot in one or more veins deep in the body), had a larger right side of the heart and had four surgeries in the spine due to a serious traffic accident he had.
In addition to donating all the organs that could be used, especially the corneas, Escobar arranged how he wanted his funerals to be. This Saturday will be the wake and Sunday will be cremated.