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Brittany Maynard Has Sadly Ended Her Battle With Brain Cancer, Activist & Inspiration To Many Passes Away At Age 29

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What tragic news.

Brittany Maynard, a beautiful and courageous woman who suffered from terminal brain cancer, sadly ended her life Saturday at the young age of 29.

Despite Brittany's recent blog post that suggested she planned to postpone ending her life on November 1st, it appears the death with dignity advocate decided it was the right time to put an end to her suffering.

[ Related: Brittany Maynard Is Living Out Her Bucket List Ahead Of Her Choice To Die With Dignity ]

In her final blog post, Maynard, penned:

"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. 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!"

Wow. Maynard's ability to stay positive moments before her death is beyond moving. We have no doubt that her gorgeous life and activism will leave a profound mark on the world.

We send our condolences to Brittany's husband, Dan Diaz, her mother, Debbie Ziegler, and her stepfather, Gary Holmes.

[Image via Facebook.]

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20 comments to “Brittany Maynard Has Sadly Ended Her Battle With Brain Cancer, Activist & Inspiration To Many Passes Away At Age 29”

  1. Bev Ramos says – reply to this


    Good for her. Almost no one deserves to suffer as much as this brain cance would have made her suffer. This was the only thing she could control. R.I.P. Brave one!!

  2. dawn says – reply to this


    Re: Bev Ramos – Agreed. RIP Brittany. We should have the right to make that choice if faced with a terminal illness.

  3. Jason says – reply to this


    What an amazingly courageous young lady. I'm awestruck with her braveness in facing everyone's worst fear. God speed Brittany.

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  6. West says – reply to this


    If this is bravery, are the people who battle cancer and "lose" the battle cowards?

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    I am absolutely terrified of death and my own mortality and I cannot even think about how brave and courageous this woman is to meet hers head on.

    RIP Brittany, you're an inspiration to us all.

  8. Rosalie says – reply to this


    Re: West – No. It's brave to do this, and it's bravery for those who combat it. They're saying that it's brave, not cowardly, of her to choose to end her own life in the face of brain cancer. They want to make sure no one thinks they're saying she's a coward for it.

  9. Phoenix says – reply to this


    If I ever have a terminal illness I would never end my own life. I would be too worried that a cure would be found the next day. I guess I would always have hope for a better outcome.

  10. West says – reply to this


    Re: Rosalie – Both scenarios contradict the other. They can not both be brave. So, what is bravery?

  11. Molly says – reply to this


    Re: West – Who says they cannot both be brave? West there are many kinds of bravery in the world and both scenarios requires bravery.

  12. West says – reply to this


    Re: Molly – What is bravery?

  13. eva says – reply to this


    Bravery is facing your death your way. either by taking it in your own hands and going while you are still able to put you family first…ie bills, burial arrangements, talking about life after you, saying goodbyes. OR bravery is, fighting to the very end with all you and medical science have. Ether one is brave and either one is worthy of all of us that are left behind to be proud of. RIP Brittney. And West I HOPE this answers your question.

  14. West says – reply to this


    Re: eva – Ok, I guess I was misunderstood. Taking this situation out of the picture. What, by definition, is bravery?

  15. june says – reply to this


    rip 💔

  16. Hmmm says – reply to this


    So suicide ( ending your life) is ok when you have a terminal illness but for someone with a desire to end their life that does not have a terminal illness is deemed mentally ill and is forced to be put in a hospital. That's a double standard. I don't care which illness it is I feel we all should have a choice as sad as it sounds.

  17. geo4855 says – reply to this


    so sorry to her the sad news.

  18. ela says – reply to this


    RIP Brittany ,so sad

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    RIP to a brave lady and many huggs to her supporters. I hope I have the strength to make the same decision when my COPD is unbearable. It's not an easy decision - but it's her right to choose. You are and always be a true isnpiration.

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    Re: Hmmm – but to be honest, if someone really wants to complete suicide, they’ll accomplish it. Other people who say they want to complete suicide, they don’t really want to do it, they’re asking for help, or asking for attention. asking for help, asking to be heard, asking for attention, all that won’t work. that’s why people need to go to extremes sometimes in order to be heard, like for example, telling everyone they’re gonna pull their own plug.