Victoria's Secret model uses TikTok to capture grandma's last week before euthanasia
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A Victoria’s Secret model has been using social media to capture her grandmother’s last week before she undergoes euthanasia.
Ali Tate Cutler has been sharing her heartbreaking story on TikTok, with the Texas model documenting her loved one as they enjoy their final few days together.
The 85-year-old, who is known as Bubbie online, even gave some poignant life advice for the young viewers.
Over the last week, Culter has made several emotional videos speaking about her grandmother and the end of her life.
In one particularly moving clip, she even explained that her loved one sought the end-of-life treatment after being diagnosed with terminal cancer at 85.
Whilst still illegal in most countries, the painless procedure has been allowed in Canada since 2016 for those over the age of 18 with decision-making capabilities.
In an in-depth Q&A about euthanasia, the 85-year-old explained the process - which will see the grandmother be sedated by health professionals before receiving two painless injections.
She told viewers: "Your diagnosis is if it's fatal, how many more months you have; they give you time to consider…They keep stressing the fact that you can always change your mind.”
However, Bubbie has no regrets about her decision, even calling it ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in the short video.
"I came in quietly, I'd like to go out quietly," she added of her decision to die in the hospital instead of home, she said: "I do believe my husband is there saying it's about time... And I'll say, 'Hi hun, I'm here'."
Though their time together is coming to an end, Cutler and her grandmother have been ending their final few days by sharing footage of them getting ready for dinner together.
Cutler has also spoken about how she supports her grandmother’s decision, even though it means saying goodbye.
"I have always felt death was taboo and not discussed enough in the West," she wrote in the caption of one of her posts. "And seeing how triggered some people got on the matter of a stranger's dying choices, I know it was a heart-centred choice.”
Despite this, the model has still had to grieve her loss and told her 33,00 followers: "These last 4 days have been so hard.
"I'm trying to stay positive for my Bubbie, but I can't handle that I'm about to say goodbye forever at the airport tomorrow.
"Being able to cry with her has been a blessing. But it's the finality of death that is repeating on a loop in my mind."
Whilst Cutler has experienced a heartbreaking loss, her videos have been seen by over 11 million people on TikTok and started important discussions about how to support hose in their final days.