When Rita found out her chemotherapy at the Hemer Lung Clinic was not as effective as she had hoped, she walked away from the treatments (against doctors advice) and she opted to take a more ‘natural’ approach to her death than that which the medical profession would have preferred.
It was at that point that I started working on her rationalist eulogy and she started working on her last letter to her mom. When she finished writing it, she gave it to me with the following caveat:
“If my mom treats you with dignity and respect upon my death just hand her this letter and walk away. If she treats you like a criminal and disrespects both my wishes and your dignity, then do whatever you can to make sure that EVERYBODY sees this letter.”
The full letter is available for public viewing at the bottom of this post. The following is some expository information I have added as ‘bonus’ material.