3 years ago
TeamWaffles
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Terminally Ill Woman Brittany Maynard Has Ended Her Own Life
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Brittany Maynard recently became a public face of a very controversial movement. The movement is named "the right-to-die movement" that allows terminally ill patients to opt for physician assisted suicide. Brittany was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer) in January and told she had 6 months left to live. When she announced her intention to die instead of suffer through her final days, Brittany made national headlines. On this Saturday, November 1st, Brittany ended her own life at her home in Portland, Oregon. She was 29. I commend Brittany for her bravery. If I was her relative I wouldn't want her to go through with it, but that would be a selfish way to just spend more time with her. Ultimately, she chose to go in peace and without much suffering. What do you guys think of this? Should people be able to take their own lives if they are terminally ill? I'll wrap things up with Brittany's last words: "Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more," she wrote on Facebook. "The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type … Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!"
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aww T_T
3 years ago·Reply
Terribly sad. I support her decision though, no one should have to live through torture in their last days
3 years ago·Reply
If it was me, I don't know if I can do that.I will be very afraid.this is really sad.
3 years ago·Reply