Cheryl M. Eckstein
Founder and President Of
COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE NETWORK (CHN 1991)
Cheryl M. Eckstein was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She resides outside of Vancouver, B.C., Canada with her husband Bryan.
Outraged to discover that Canada's law that helps protect the vulnerable in our society was being threatened, she left her full time career as a classical piano teacher in 1990 to become an anti-euthanasia activist.
University of Calgary, (AB, Canada )Trinity Western University (B.C. Canada)
Cheryl M. Eckstein is the founder of COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE NETWORK (CHN 1991)
President, web designer and research consultant for CHN; and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition British Columbian (EPCBE).
Research and networking is demanding work. CHN'S work includes providing educational material on euthanasia, assisted suicide, suicide, palliative care; to members of Parliament, Senators, students, of all ages, physicians, nurses, disability rights advocates, lawyers, teachers, healthcare providers, and public at large, on an international basis. The responsibility of this work is shouldered by Mrs. Eckstein. Mrs. Eckstein also lectures and does workshops across Canada and Internationally.
- (In 1996, Cheryl was diagnosed with a disabling condition, and suffers chronic pain. When speaking on disability issues, Cheryl speaks from her heart, and from her own experience with pain and suffering.)
Cheryl Eckstein researches, writes, and is the editor and web designer of: www.chninternational.com
She has presented several Parliamentary Briefs, including Brief to Senate of Canada titled: "Physician Assisted Suicide - Is It Right For Canada?". Submitted extensive brief to the Canadian Medical Association
CTV NATIONAL; UTV; CBC TV; BCTV;
CHECK 6; CBC Newsworld; CBC OTTAWA; Frequently heard on FAMILY NEWS
IN FOCUS (FOCUS ON THE FAMILY); Dave Abbott Show, Vancouver;
Guest on a series of 7 radio programs "Celebrate Life" with host, Pat
Hansard, KARI Radio, Blaine, Washington; Kacey
Wilson "The Water Cooler" CJOB
CKWW Detroit Michigan ; and various other U.S.A. stations.
Appeared as special guest on Vancouver area television shows re: "Euthanasia", and "Her Own Testimony". CTV National News, CBC National News; CBC-TV Vancouver, Lethbridge Ch. 7, Ottawa TV.
Has appeared twice as a guest on "100 HUNTLEY STREET (CROSSROADS MINISTRY) and various others across Canada. .
March 6th, 2003 The Miracle Channel: "INSIGHT" with host Paul Arthur, live one hour interview with Cheryl Eckstein. In 2005, MSNBC, American Television news; BCTV
INTERVIEWS - Newspaper/magazine:
MACLEANS Magazine; REPORT Magazine, Globe & Mail; Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, Toronto Star, Detroit Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun; Focus on The Family's Citizen Magazine, Nederlands Dagblad; Victoria Times Colonist, Monday Magazine, ALBERTA REPORT; TIMES Reporter; Pro Life News Canada Magazine, Interim (Toronto), The Monday Paper; BC CATHOLIC, Chilliwack Progress Weekender; Lethbridge Herald; Abbotsford Mission News; Surrey North Delta Leader; Christian Courier; The Catholic Register; Christian Info; Christian Heritage Party; Kwantlen Chronicle; Ken Lancastle, Journalist Carleton Un.,; Windmill Herald; Campaign Life Coalition; Celebrate Life Magazine; American Life League; various North American and European news papers.
1994 - THE CELIA MOORE AWARD ". . . In appreciation and recognition of outstanding dedication to promote life over death with unfaltering compassion and love. . . ."
1998 ALLIANCE ACTION
Cheryl's writing and opinion columns on assisted suicide,
euthanasia and disability issues have appeared in national and regional
publications throughout North America, including, "Can There Ever
Be A Right To Be Killed One of our children is dead."
winter issue of Abilities Magazine (reprint permission was sought by several
organizations regarding this article)" Focus on The Family, Citizen.
Various articles in Vancouver area newspapers. "
"Dying For Relief" - Alliance for Life,
Frequently interviewed for THE REPORT NEWS MAGAZINE, ALBERTA REPORT MAGAZINE
Was invited to appear as witness opposing The Right To Die Society Of Canada in Ottawa at the SUB COMMITTEE OF THE RE-CODIFICATION OF THE CRIMINAL LAW, November 24, 1992, presenting a video and extensive brief.
Asked to re-appear in Ottawa February 09, 1993 as witness due to threats from Ms. Kelly Crighton, Executive Producer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) 5th Estate, who threaten to sue Mrs. Eckstein for showing a video, originally produced by CBC 5th Estate.
Ms. Crighton stood in contempt of Parliament for threatening a witness. Mrs. Eckstein was vindicated, and CBC 5th Estate received a "slap on the wrist" for threatening a Parliamentary Witness. It was discovered in that hearing, that the pressure to threaten Mrs. Eckstein with lawsuit, came from John Hofsess, of the Right to Die Society of Canada.
UPDATE - 1994 TO PRESENT:
Appeared before the Senate of Canada September 26, 1994. and presented a 60 page brief, "PHYSICIAN ASSISTED DEATH: IS IT RIGHT FOR CANADA? "
Accepted to become an Affiliate Member of The World Federation Of Doctors Who Respect Human Life (WFDWRHL). Head Office is in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Dr. Karel Gunning President.
Researcher, consultant, & founding member of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition British Columbia (EPCBC)
Advisory Board member to CURE. CURE is based in West Virginia, USA. Earl E. Appleby, Jr., Director, CURE Ltd., 303 Truman Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, 304-258- LIFE/5433. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Visit http://cureltd.blogspot.com/ and http://www.blogicus.com/archives/terri_schiavos_value_is_god_given.php and http://mysite.verizon.net/cureltd/index.html
__ Guest speaker, HARVARD INTERNATIONAL EUTHANASIA CONFERENCE - End - Of - Life Care And Decision Making, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, BOSTON MASS., Nov. 1& 2, 1997
__National Convention (Alliance For Life/Campaign Life Coalition). June 21, 1996 Edmonton Alberta, Canada,
__ Ongoing speaking, debating events: Cheryl has debated individuals on various occasions, including PEOPLE WITH AIDS (PWA) -- (A pro-euthanasia group who are lobbying for the legalization of euthanasia in Canada.)
__Her lecture tours included - Ottawa, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Edmonton; Vancouver, London; Tennessee, USA; and various cities in British Columbia, Canada.
__ Cheryl frequently assists professional writers, speakers, and organizations in their research; also, helps organizations with a speaker's list.
Cheryl enjoys helping to provide research information to students and professionals for their articles, books, reports and debates. (Acknowledged for research assistance in "FORCED EXIT . . . by Wesley J. Smith. Published Spring 1997
__ Some of life's experiences are very difficult to describe .. while this page may not be the place to record one brief but incredible experience, I will add the URL here, simply, 'just because' with the hope the reader will visit COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE NETWORK -- and read the report called "Amy and Marin."
- Twelve, one hour lectures on Cults, Occult, and New Age
- "Visiting the Pastoral Community"
- Abortion, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - A Christian's Response
- Personal Testimony
- Suicide Prevention
CURRENT ~ 2003
Volunteer: Present and past
CEO of the Compassionate Healthcare Network
~ Mrs. Eckstein has served as a Hospice volunteer at Surrey Memorial Hospital
~ Focus on the Family
From its genesis, Cheryl Eckstein has, and remains to be a non paid volunteer in full time capacity for the Compassionate Healthcare Network. It is understood that not all organizations can afford to pay their guest speakers, therefore the fee is negotiable. However, the organization who invites Mrs. Eckstein to lecture must cover all out of town hotel/motel & travel expenses.
For photo view of Mrs. Eckstein visit CHERYL ECKSTEIN, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF CHN
For additional information please contact:
COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE NETWORK (CHN )
ADDRESS: 11563 BAILEY CRESCENT, SURREY, B.C. V3V 2V4
TEL: (604) 582 3844
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