Terminally Ill Woman Is Choosing To Die On Her Own Terms

HeartA terminally ill 29 year old woman has decided to die on November 1.

Brittany Maynard married the love of her life in 2013, and shortly after began experiencing headaches.

While vacationing with her husband in January she was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. Doctors informed her that she had 10 years left to live.

The doctors informed Maynard that her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiform, the deadliest form of brain cancer. After treatment the average life expectancy is only 14 months.

The doctors told Maynard her death would likely be slow and painful as the tumor continued to grow, she then decided to choose her own ending.

On November 1 she will end her life by using medication prescribed by her doctors, her husband, mother, step-father, and best friend will be by her side.

The medication will give her a “peaceful and painless” ending to her life. Maynard said this is not a suicide.

“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.” Maynard told People.com.

For more information visit: www.thebrittanyfund.org

Check out the video Brittany Maynard telling her story:

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