John Kelly has been told he’d be better off dead. Not because he wanted to die, or even because he was suffering, but because people around him thought that if they were in his shoes — in his wheelchair, that is — they wouldn’t want to live. Kelly was able-bodied until he turned 25. Now, he is a professional activist for disability causes, and in particular, in opposing physician-assisted death. Since Californian and cancer patient Brittany Maynard became famous this year for moving to Oregon to take advantage of their “death with dignity” law, the concept of taking lethal medicines in order to end one’s life has become an even more active debate. Gallup reports that between 58 and 69% of Americans support the…