- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill California woman who moved to Oregon with her family to take advantage of that state’s right-to-die laws, died Saturday surrounded by her family, Time is reporting. She was 29.

Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, Ms. Maynard advocated for right-to-death care for everyone afflicted with terminal diseases. Her story went viral, with people offering support from all corners of the world. In recent weeks she had been checking final items off her bucket list, including a trip to the Grand Canyon with her husband. Recently she posted online that she would like to die in the bed she shared with her husband, surrounded by family, with pre-chosen music playing in the background.

“Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love,” she wrote in a Facebook post, according to People. “Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness … the world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers … goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!”

 

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