This photo of Alan Alberts and his wife, Phyllis Shacter, was taken shortly before he began the process of starving himself to death rather than suffer and die from Alzheimer's disease. Shacter will ive a talk about the experience at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship on Saturday, Sept. 26.
This photo of Alan Alberts and his wife, Phyllis Shacter, was taken shortly before he began the process of starving himself to death rather than suffer and die from Alzheimer's disease. Shacter will ive a talk about the experience at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship on Saturday, Sept. 26. Phyllis Shacter Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
This photo of Alan Alberts and his wife, Phyllis Shacter, was taken shortly before he began the process of starving himself to death rather than suffer and die from Alzheimer's disease. Shacter will ive a talk about the experience at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship on Saturday, Sept. 26. Phyllis Shacter Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

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UPDATED September 21, 2015 12:20 PM

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