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Rio 2016: Belgian Paralympian ‘Not Ready’ for Euthanasia

September 13, 2016

(BBC) – The Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who suffers from an incurable degenerative muscle disease, says she will choose euthanasia, but not yet. The wheelchair racer, who won a silver medal on Saturday in the 400m, said she signed euthanasia papers in 2008. The Belgian press had reported she might take her life after Rio, but she rejected the speculation at a news conference following her victory.

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