her decision

a diary of a mom

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{image is a photo of Brittany Maynard with her family a week and a half before she ended her life}

Brittany Maynard died this weekend. Her death, at 29, was tragic and heartbreaking. She made a choice that I believe that she had a right to make – to die when she felt the time was right, on her own terms. I wish her family and those who loved her my deepest sympathy for what I am sure feels like an unbearable loss.

Brittany was a vocal proponent of what she called death with dignity. She and her husband uprooted their lives to ensure that she would have access to the tools that she needed to legally and comfortably end her life when the time came. She gained a lot of publicity along the way and in so doing, became a willing poster child for the cause.

I believe…

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