A 29-year-old California woman with terminal brain cancer has moved to Oregon because it allows assisted suicide for the terminally ill and she is spending the last few weeks of her life campaigning for others facing death to have the same right.
A six-minute video featuring Brittany Maynard explaining her choice was posted to YouTube on Monday and has since been viewed more than 2.6 million times.
Maynard was diagnosed in January with a glioblastoma brain tumor and was later told by doctors she had six months to live.
“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,” Maynard said in the video
The video shows images of Maynard from her wedding and her hiking excursions, and interviews with her mother and her husband.
Maynard plans to take a prescribed medication to end her life when her pain becomes un-bearable, according to the pro-euthanasia group Compassion & Choices, which said in a statement that she has a “few weeks” left to live. (Reuters)