The story of Mya DeRyan is not just a story of gaining a second chance at life, but it is also a warning to Canadians, now that euthanasia is legal, that some people with a misdiagnosis will die by lethal injection (euthanasia).
Jessica Lepp reporting for CTV Vancouver Island stated in this incredible report that DeRyan, who thought she had a terminal illness, decided to die by suicide. But thankfully she survived. According to the CTV report:
On Oct. 30, DeRyan set the plan into motion. She left behind a book with pertinent information for her son and on top of it, a note that simply read “My body’s in pain. My heart is full. It’s time. I love you.”
She boarded a BC Ferries vessel travelling from Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay in Nanaimo. Halfway through the sailing near Bowen Island, she stripped down on a car deck and took the plunge into the icy water. …
But … somebody saw her take the leap overboard and the search was on almost immediately.
“Suddenly I hear an alarm and the announcement of man overboard, and all of the sudden the moment changed,” she said.
But then life changed for DeRyan, According to the CTV report:
DeRyan spent about a week in hospital being treated for hypothermia, but that’s when the next incredible part of her story materialized.
Doctors gave her news that would change her life again – DeRyan’s terminal diagnosis was wrong. She wasn’t dying at all.
“I think it was that moment, I was still in the hospital realizing there’s got to be a plan, and there’s got to be an intention,” she said. “I feel like it’s a new body. Any little malady I had is absolutely gone.”
With a new lease on life, DeRyan said time with her son is her first prior
Since DeRyan would have qualified for euthanasia, based on her wrong diagnosis, If euthanasia had been legal in Canada in October 2016, she might have died by lethal injection (euthanasia).
In April 2013, Pietro D’Amico, a 62-year-old magistrate from Calabria Italy, died by assisted suicide at a Swiss suicide clinic. His autopsy found that he had a wrong diagnosis.
The fact is that legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide directly threatens the lives of people who have received a misdiagnosis.