New York artist Andrew Levitas was a teenager when his father was diagnosed with cancer. And for the next decade, Levitas watched as his father fought the disease.
"He was an incredibly courageous guy," said Levitas, 37. "We learned so much about being a strong and compassionate person and to put others first and accept your lot in life."
But there came a point where his father knew he would never be free of the disease. He was in pain and worn out. He decided, Levitas said, "enough is enough." He gathered his family to tell them he was pulling the plug on the machines and medications that were keeping him alive.
"I think in an...