Babara Mancini had sent an email to Brittany Maynard on October 30th not expecting a response.
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So, she was naturally surprised when she got a response back on November 1st, the day that Brittany ended her life.
Barbara, who had previously been arrested and charged with assisted suicide by allegedly handing her dying father a bottle of morphine, received this email in return:
"It meant so much for me to receive your kind letter the other day, especially as I'm preparing for my own passing… Yes, I am familiar with the history of your case and have always been appalled that it was ever litigated."
Although Barbara's charges were thrown out, she tallied up more than $100,000 in legal fees, in addition to having her father die the way she intended to prevent.
Brittany's letter went on to say that she was sympathetic to Barbara's own trying tribulations:
"I am so sorry you had to endure that. It was clear to me, in my heart, that you were doing your very best to care for your terminally ailing father. That is a difficult job. As a terminally ill person myself, I understand what the level of sacrifice means for a loving and supportive family on an emotional, physical, and financial level."
Barbara recently shared the note at a recent presentation she spoke at.
That's right, she's now become a full-time advocate for Compassion & Choices, the end-of-life choice advocacy organization that Brittany partnered with.
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