Terminally ill woman receives plea from another to not end her own life

Terminally ill woman receives plea from another to not end her own life

A terminally ill woman who plans to end her own life has received a letter from another terminal cancer patient pleading with her to not go through with her plan.

Brittany Maynard, 29, has stage 4 glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, and doctors have given her only six months to live.

Maynard has made the decision to end her own life on November 1 with the assistance of doctor prescribed pills so she may experience no pain, reports The Daily Mail.

In a video released by Maynard, she discussed her desire to die with dignity and encouraged other states to make the practice of doctor assisted suicide legal.

Maynard and her husband moved to Oregon earlier this year where doctor assisted suicide is legal because of a death-with-dignity law. Vermont and Washington also allow the practice.

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