Brittany Maynard, 29, is terminally-ill and she has taken to social media to tell the world how and why she chose November 1, the first day of the eleventh month, as her dying day
“I plan to be surrounded by my immediate family, which is my husband and my mother and my step-father and my best friend, who is also a physician,” Maynard said in a video posted by Compassion & Choices, an advocacy group for end-of-life choices. “I will die upstairs, in my bedroom that I share with my husband, with my mother and my husband by my side and pass peacefully with some music that I like in the background.”
Brittany, a California resident discovered that she had a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme in January, 2014. She was told she had only months to live.
This type of cancer is a collection of tumours arising from glia or their precursors within the central nervous system
She resolves to move with her husband to Oregon, in the US, which happens to be one of only five states that allow physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia for patients with fatal illnesses.
She said she has chosen to publicize her decision to help expand PAS and medical euthanasia laws throughout the country.