January 20, 2019
Former Melbourne Fireman Troy Thornton Raises $16k
Former Melbourne fireman Troy Thornton has raised around $16,000 on crowd funding site, Go Fund Me, to help fund his trip to the Life Circle assisted suicide service in Basel Switzerland.
Troy, who is suffering from Multiple System Atrophy, was forced to launch the campaign after Zurich service Dignitas refused to refund any part of his 4000 CHF deposit. Dignitas claims Troy misunderstood their refund policy.
Troy decided to make the change to the Life Circle service because he was unable to provide a sufficiently-third detailed, extra neurological report to Dignitas. This seemed no issue to Life Circle.
The reason he was unable to get the required medical report was because his treating neurologist found out the reason he wanted the report (ie to die in Switzerland), the Melbourne neurologist wanted no part of it.
With the money raised, Troy's wife Christine will now be able to travel with him to Basel in late February.
Troy's GFM campaign is at: https://www.gofundme.com/troythornton
Donations are now closed.
The Thornton family is incredibly grateful to all those who helped out.