29-year-old who chose own death date fulfills bucket list

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(PIX11) -- Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old terminally ill woman who notoriously chose her own death date so she could "die with dignity," has crossed off another line from her bucket list, she wrote on her blog.

After being diagnosed with a severe brain tumor, doctors gave her a life expectancy of about 14 months, and they said the days leading up to her death would likely be slow, debilitating and painful.

Maynard chose Nov. 1, two days after her husband's birthday, as her date to die. She and her family traveled to the Grand Canyon this week, a sight she described as "breathtaking" on her blog.

The Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful, and I was able to enjoy my time with the two things I love most: my family and nature.

Brittany Maynard crossed seeing the Grand Canyon off her bucket list. (Photo: thebrittanyfund.org)

Brittany Maynard crossed seeing the Grand Canyon off her bucket list. (Photo: thebrittanyfund.org)

Maynard also gave an update on her failing health, saying that it's impossible to forget her stage 4 cancer.

Severe headaches and neck pain are never far away, and unfortunately the next morning I had my worst seizure thus far. My speech was paralyzed for quite a while after I regained consciousness, and the feeling of fatigue continued for the rest of the day.

Maynard and her family moved to Oregon, one of the few states in the U.S. with a "Death with Dignity Act." She told People magazine that she plans to drink 100 capsules of secobarbital dissolved in water to end her life in a "peaceful and painless" way.

8 comments

  • elba

    it is wrong to choose the day of death theres a god that heals, beleive in the lord he gave you life and he takes it when is your time,, may the lord bless you

  • JR

    Why doesn’t she contact Dr Khalid Maybe she could help others!
    Scientists from Harvard Medical School are optimistic that they have discovered a way of turning lab produced stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
    Dr Khalid Shah, lead author and director of the molecular neurotherapy and imaging lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said the results were very positive.

  • deni

    I feel bad for this woman….. but enough already. She needs to knock it off… the media needs to leave her alone….. and if she chooses to kill herself….. let her do so. Stop reports every time she has a bowel movement.

  • Yvonne

    Dear Brittany – there is no reason for you to die. You are to young and beautiful. There is cures for your issues. Contact Dr. John Bergman’s (714)962-5891 here in California. Please keep you faith and beliefs up, you have your whole life ahead of you. Love and peace to you and your family.

    Yvonne

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