Brittany Maynard has agreed to end her life with dignity after suffering an incuraable sickness. The 29-year-old who has being diagnosed with a severe brain tumor by doctors have picked a date to die surrounded by her loved ones.
According to UK Mirror….”Shortly after her wedding last year Brittany began experiencing debilitating headaches and on New Year’s Day was told she had, at most, 10 years to live.Brittany, who lives in Oregon, told the Piedmont News Station: “I have to tell you, when you’re 29 years old, being told you have that kind of timeline still feels like being told you’re going to die tomorrow.”However, after undergoing invasive treatment to stop the growth of her tumour, in April Brittany was told it had returned, and was more aggressive.
Doctors told her she was not expected to live longer than another six months.
Brittany said: “I could request and receive a prescription from a physician for medication that I could self-ingest to end my dying process if it becomes unbearable. I quickly decided that death with dignity was the best option for me and my family.”
“Now, I’m able to move forward in my remaining days or weeks I have on this beautiful Earth, to seek joy and love and to spend time traveling to outdoor wonders of nature with those I love. And I know that I have a safety net.”
However, the 29-year-old said she is not committing suicide and that “not a cell” in her body is suicidal.
She told People.com: “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.”