Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill 29 year old, married her husband 2 years ago and was planning on starting a family. Today, she is planning on ending her life 2 days after celebrating her husband’s Oct. 30 birthday.
Brittany Maynard will die on Nov. 1, and it’s a decision she made herself. Brittany was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. With no cure available for her condition, she is choosing to end her own life using medication prescribed by her doctor.
People Magazine tell the full story, with Brittany telling People.com “There is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that wants to die. I want to live. I wish there was a cure for my disease but there’s not. … Being able to choose to go with dignity is less terrifying.”
Brittany has partnered with Compassion & Choices in a video campaign , Brittany will spend her last days fighting for others’ rights to end their lives.
To learn more about Brittany, death with dignity and Compassion & Choices, visit TheBrittanyFund.org.