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Bill Simmons Final Exodus Founder

Founder of Final Exodus

This website and its related blog are presented by William (Bill) Simmons, a California attorney.

Several years ago Bill became interested in end-of-life issues because, as a lawyer, he thought everyone needed an advance health care directive (living will with durable power of attorney). He quickly learned that legal directives are not the most important. What are important are family discussions, hopefully preceded by some thinking and preparation, as set forth in THINK.

Bill has been a patient volunteer with San Diego Hospice and Scripps Hospital Hospice. The advance health care directive was prepared for and in conjunction with San Diego Hospice, before its demise in 2012. The material here is strictly his own, based on extensive reading and conversations with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals.

Bill obtained a B.A. in music composition from Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa (1958), and a J.D. from Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, California (1964).  In the 1970s he was the director of the California agency limiting smog from vehicles.  In the 1980s and 90s he was a real estate broker with 70 agents.   He’s a swimmer and loves hiking and backpacking, especially in the mountains.

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Bill receives no remuneration from this website and its related blog.   His desire is to distribute information as widely as possible, so that people understand their options when it comes to dying today and do the planning for the end of their lives.   The blog is open to all points of view and to discussion.

His directive form and blogs are not copyrighted.  If you publish or distribute his form or blogs, attribution to Bill and finalexodus.org will be appreciated.


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