Her mother lives with motor-neuron disease, a debilitating illness that has muted her quality of life since diagnosis in 2015.
But for Wagga woman Lisa Vidler, changes to euthanasia laws in Victoria represent a welcome option for herself, not for her mother.
"She has lived in Victoria for about four-and-a-half years, that's where she grew up," Ms Vidler said.
"For her, her faith in God means she would never choose to die.
"But for me, having witnessed what she's gone through, I have had to think that if I had the same situation, I probably would."
Ms Vidler estimates that the onslaught of disease approached at least two years before her mother's diagnosis.
In more than a decade since, her mother, Maxine Scott has rapidly deteriorated.
"She is confined to a bed or a wheelchair 24/7," Ms Vidler said.
"She can't speak, eat or move on her own. It's awful, but her mind is still so sharp."
Ms Scott is now 68 years old and has been living in a nursing home in Victoria since she was 63.
The journey has taken an emotional toll on Ms Vidler and her family.
"My mum has been at this stage for years, so we're left in limbo. How long will it be like this? Another year, another six months?"
This week, in Victoria, a bill was passed to allow terminally ill adults to medically end their lives.
With 68 safeguard caveats on the bill, it is still considered one of the world's most conservative euthanasia laws.
It will require applicants to have lived in Victoria for more than 12 months and to have a six-month life expectancy, as indicated by two independent doctors.
Each application will be subject to an external review that seeks to determine whether the participant has entered the arrangement knowingly.
Effectively, it will mean that the patient will make three separate requests for eligibility.
Considering the Riverina's proximity to Victoria, Ms Vidler wonders whether this will lead to an exodus across the border.
"There's a lot of red tape, and I think that's for good reason," Ms Vidler said.
"No-one goes into something like this lightly. There's a lot of discussions that go along with it."
"Voluntary euthanasia, it has to be voluntary. I know she will never take the option, but I want to know that she has the choice available to her."
Even with the heavy restrictions in place, fellow Wagga resident Seb McDonagh is hopeful Victoria will form a necessary precedent.
"It's about time NSW pulled the finger out and brought it in here," he said.
"Looking at the Victorian bill would be a good start to getting something here.
"If other states come on board, then it'd be great to get it nationally. One law governing it in every state or territory."
Similarly to Ms Vidler, it was personal experience that confirmed Mr McDonagh's beliefs in the necessity of euthanasia laws.
Following a stroke, Mr McDonagh's father-in-law spent seven days in paralysis. He was unable to eat or drink on his own, and Mr McDonagh said he eventually died of thirst.
A battle with liver cancer left Mr McDonagh's brother-in-law debilitated in palliative care for eight days before he passed.
His mother-in-law, however, spent three months in pain following a cancer diagnosis.
She had refused treatment but was not afforded a dignified death, as eventually, Mr McDonagh said she died of starvation while cancers grew from her mouth and back.
"My mother- and father-in-law asked us to sign their non-resuscitation agreement," he said.
"But it's not until you're sitting next to their hospital bedside that you're actually confronting the business end of that arrangement.
"It was horrible to watch. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy."
Despite the medical care given in both Mr McDonagh's and Ms Vidler's families, they agree that there is no substitute for the choice to die with dignity.
"There are different types of palliative care, but none alleviate the suffering for either the patient or their family," Mr McDonagh said.
Ms Vidler confirms her mother resides "in a great facility, but she's got an awful quality of life".
"I welcome it [Victoria's laws]. For people suffering now and in the future - who knows what you will be faced with in the future, it can happen to any of us - just to have that option available is important," Ms Vidler said.
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