Brain Cancer Patient Made Famous By Internet Takes Own Life As Planned

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with brain cancer who came to fame on the internet as the face of the death with dignity movement ended her life according to the original plan release in her initial internet video. Maynard took lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died late Saturday, November 1, in Oregon. Maynard and her husband, Daniel Diaz, moved to Oregon from California because of a Death with Dignity program in that state. This goes against a video released late last week that said she was going to hold off on her assisted suicide.

Oregon was the first state to make it legal for a doctor to prescribe a life-ending drug to a terminally ill patient of sound mind who makes the request. The patient must swallow the drug without help, as it is illegal for a doctor to just administer it. It was originally approved by voters in 1994, and then reaffirmed with a 60 percent vote in favor to keep it in 1997.

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