A legal defense fund has been set up to help Barbara Mancini, the Philadelphia nurse charged with assisted suicide for giving her 93-year-old father morphine in February.
The fund was created by Compassion & Choices, an advocacy group focused on giving dying people more control at the end of life.
Mancini, 57, of Roxborough, has incurred more than $104,000 in legal fees, said her husband, Joe.
"We are very grateful," he said Tuesday.
He said he and his wife had paid attorney fees by draining their college fund and borrowing from family members whom they hope to repay.
Barbara Mancini was arrested Feb. 7 and charged with aiding a suicide, a felony. Her father, Joseph Yourshaw of Pottsville, a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, suffered from kidney failure, end-stage diabetes, heart disease, and the effects of stroke.