Mike and Beverly Dodds
Mike and Beverley tell the story of their son Danny
"Our son Danny died a drawn-out, painful death from an incurable bowel disease. By the time he was 21 he had gone through over 300 operations. We pursued every possible hope until the top international specialists eventually conceded there was nothing more they could do.
"The best drugs often couldn't alleviate his pain and so he spent the last year of his life asking the doctors for medical help to die. The doctors would not help him die and instead Danny practically had to starve himself to death. What he went through at the end of his life is a disgrace. After all Danny had to go through he should have at least had the choice of dying well."
These are the words of Danny's parents, Mike and Beverley Dodds. Beverley is a nurse and Mike is a police officer.
- BBC's coverage of Danny Bond
- Article on Danny from The Guardian
- Article from the Southern Daily Echo
- Coverage at BBC News
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