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At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2016 Jerika Bolen died.

As detailed in an earlier New Mobility article, Jerika Bolen was a 14-year-old girl with spinal muscular atrophy type 2 who decided — with her mother’s blessing — to end her life due to what she said was intolerable pain that she believed would only get worse as she got older. She received mainstream media attention this July while raising money for what was called “Jerika’s Last Dance” — a blowout prom she requested as her last hurrah.

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