Huntington's sufferer Rachel Rypma: 'Let me die'

  • March 12, 2016

Rachel Rypma​ celebrated her 40th birthday last August, but is adamant she does not want a 41st.

At 24, the Christchurch woman discovered she had the neurodegenerative genetic disorder Huntington's Disease. At the time, she lived in Sydney with her partner, Gabe Rypma, pregnant and full of hope. Today, she lives alone in a care home in Christchurch and wants to die. She wants people to know what it is like for her, and hear her plea. More... (