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Paul Lamb, who is taking up a legal challenge for the right to die with the help of a doctor, told ITV News he is "tired and scared" and does not want to end up "in a state where people are just pumping me full of whatever to keep me alive".
Nina Nannar reports:
Paul Lamb, who was paralysed in a road accident will continue the right-to-die campaign, started by locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson.
Tony's wife Jane spoke to Daybreak, she said: "It was never just about Tony it was always about people like Tony, and I feel very strongly that people in that position should have the right to take their own life when they choose."
Right-to-die campaigner Paul Lamb has told ITV News the failure of British law to grant assisted suicide makes us an "extremely cruel country".
Paul Lamb has adopted the legal fight of locked-in sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who was left paralysed after suffering a stroke in 2005.
Mr Nicklinson broke down in tears on August 16 last year as he told ITV News he was left "devastated and heartbroken" at the High Court's decision to deny him a right to die.
Within days, Mr Nicklinson's health rapidly deteriorated after he contracted pneumonia and began refusing food. He died on 22 August 2012.
Paul Lamb is "clear and determined" to see a change in the law over the right-to-die, his solicitor has said.
Saimo Chahal, of Bindmans LLP, has said:
A heavily-paralysed man has waived his right to anonymity to become the new figurehead of a right-to-die campaign.
Paul Lamb, who was previously referred to as "Patient L", has adopted the legal fight previously fronted by locked-in sufferer Tony Nicklinson.
Mr Nicklinson died last year, days after losing his High Court battle to be permitted to die with the help of a doctor.
Mr Lamb's assumption of his legal challenge, which was granted by the Court of Appeal last month, will be joined by a case brought by Mr Nicklinson's widow Jane Nicklinson.
She is pursuing a claim in her own right that she suffered pain, distress and injury as a result of her husband's inability to lawfully end his own life.
Both cases will now be heard in the Court of Appeal next month.