Posted: 31 October, 2014
by Web Guy Oscar
Brittany Maynard Changes Her Mind on Dying Date
29 Year Old Has Terminal Brain Cancer, Chooses To Live Longer
29-Year-Old Brittany Maynard has terminal brain cancer and made waves on the internet with her video to chose to end her life on November 1.
Her decision to end her life on November 1 was due to ’ticking’ items off her bucket list and that it was the day after her husband’s birthday.
The video was backed by end-of-life advocacy group Compassion & Choices.
However, a new video has been produced in which she speaks about changing the date of her death and wanting to enjoy more time with her loved ones, “I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now”.
A New Video for my Friends
The change of mind has attracted critics to which Maynard has responded “When people criticise me for not waiting longer, or, you know, whatever they’ve decided is best for me, it hurts because really I risk it every day, every day that I wake up”.
Maynard has one of the most deadliest brain tumours called glibblastoma and has been suffering seizures. The 29-year-old wishes that everyone “has access to the choice to die on their own terms with dignity”.
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