Lynda Shannon Bluestein poses at her basement where she often reads about death and writes her memoir. “I advocate for the individual’s right to end their suffering to know that I have the peace of mind that when my cancer is so bad at the end, it won’t have to be interminable,” Bluestein said. “I can choose the day that I go to sleep, never to wake up again.” Yehyun Kim / ctmirror.org