We're so inspired by Debbie Ziegler's strength.
In a recent interview, Debbie revealed how she's coping with the November 1 death of her daughter, Brittany Maynard.
After Brittany chose to die with dignity after a difficult battle with brain cancer, her mother has made it her mission to pass right-to-die legislation in California.
[ Related: Brittany Left A Moving Message To A Stranger On The Very Day She Died ]
On Wednesday Ziegler and Maynard's husband, Dan Diaz, appeared at a news conference with lawmakers in Sacramento to push the law forward.
Maynard's mother explained:
"I told Brittany, 'I will not let this turn me into a bitter old woman'. I basically acknowledged to her that I knew what was going to happen and I was going to make her proud."
We have no doubt Debbie is making Brittany proud!
"Brittany said, 'I'm not leaving children, Mom, but I am leaving a legacy and if you are feeling strong and want to work on this I would like you to keep my legacy alive. And I said, 'Well of course I will.'"
Wow, how moving.
Besides helping Maynard to achieve her humanitarian goals, the greiving mother plans to travel to some of her daughter's favorite foreign destinations like Machu Picchu.
"She said, 'Mom, you go to Machu Picchu and you're going to know I'm there.'"
Yep, we're totally crying right now.
We're glad to know that Ziegler is dealing with her daughter's death in such a positive and special way.
[Image via Facebook.]
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