His biggest concern is people and families who feel a sense of burden, hidden agendas, money, greed, hate and guilt. He's concerned with all those human facets that can't be screened with laws.

"One of the new dimensions that we'd have to consider is, would folks feel more coerced to go this route because there would be benefit for someone else?" Stellini said.

He believes the possibility of abuse and misuse is greater than the good that can come from this.

"Could those things be worked out? Yes. But they'd need to be worked out first."

Muzher said two other things need to be put in place are that the patient would need to be deemed not depressed or mentally ill. The decision must be their own and not a family member's.

But she'll tell you she's a realist. She knows this won't happen in her lifetime. Muzher believes that by the time her disease runs its course, it will have ravaged all of her organs, just as it has ravaged her, and she will have missed a great opportunity.

"I'd rather still be useful and help, rather than waste away and not be able to help," she said. "What will give me joy is to know I left a legacy of giving life to others."

When asked if she still has the ability at all to feel joy in any way, her answer was simple and succinct.

"Tired. tired."