Colin Campbell was scheduled to die on Thursday 15 June 2017. He was due to travel to an assisted death clinic in Switzerland and end his life after 56 years. But an encounter with a stranger led him to postpone his appointment and give life another go.
“I was quite surprised to wake up on the Friday,” he says.
“The Thursday morning was unusual as I had publicly declared it would be the day of my death and I’d been so prepared I’d be gone, but I’m still here.”
Colin, from Inverness, had reached his decision having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1995 after he started to find it more difficult to take part in sport.
The condition attacks the nervous system, and although it’s not terminal it is progressive.
Colin’s mobility started to decline and as the MS progressed over the following months he …