This news is a couple of weeks old, and some of you are probably already aware, but Brittany Maynard left this world on November 1, 2014. Who is Brittany Maynard, you might ask? Brittany Maynard was a young wife who, at the age of 29, was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma and told she only had about six months to live. Her death would have been slow and painful, so she made the very difficult--and in my opinion, courageous--decision to move to Oregon, one of the few states in the US that allows physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, and die on her own terms. It was for this decision that she made headlines, and of course, as one would suspect, created controversy. Some people hailed her as a hero, while others criticized her as a coward. I'm not posting this to start a political/moral debate (although I will shamelessly say that this woman has my full support and admiration), but rather to bring awareness. Brittany Maynard did not want to die, she wanted to live
. She loved life, but would have had it snuffed out by a horrible disease, so she made a choice that was best for her, hard as it was, and saw it through. That deserves recognition.
To read more, see this:www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/opinion…
Good speed, Brittany. I hope in death you find peace.