Brittany Maynard is only 29-years-old and she has chosen to take her own life.

The date is set for November first. It's only two days after her husband's birthday. This is the day she has chosen to die. This story is so heart breaking. Let me start at the beginning.

Brittany got married around this time last year. Shortly after her wedding, she began experiencing extreme headaches. While on vacation this past January, she decided to see a doctor. She learned some bad news.

Brittany was diagnosed with grade 2 Astrocytoma, a very bad brain tumor. ;(

Doctors told Brittany she had 10 years to live.

The doctors later said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma Multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer. Her life expectancy was decreased from 10 years to 14 months. The doctors also said she would die a slow and painful death! (my goodness)

She felt she had no choice but to take medication that would give her a peaceful death! Honestly, I can't blame her. Who would want to see someone they love suffer? She also wanted to clarify that she that this is not a suicide!!! SHE WANTS TO LIVE, but this is no way for someone to live.

Brittany said in her last statement in the video above that,

"When my suffering becomes too great, I can say to all those I love,'I love you;come be by my side, and come say goodbye as I pass into whatever's next.' I will die upstairs in my bedroom with my husband, mother, stepfather and best friend by my side and pass peacefully."

 

This has to be one of the hardest stories I ever had to write. God bless her and her family! Life is too short. Things could be much worse in your life. Be thankful for the things you have, dream big, fix what you can, and love life.