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Brittany Maynard: Terminally Ill Newlywed Visits Grand Canyon 5 Days Before Planned Suicide

Tue, October 28, 2014 12:13am EDT by HL Intern 18 Comments
Brittany Maynard Grand Canyon
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We continue to be amazed by Brittany’s bravery and how she’s living every last second she has to the fullest. The terminally ill brain cancer patient visited the Grand Canyon with her family on Oct. 24  — something she can now cross of her bucket list!

Brittany Maynard, 29, has aggressively defended her decision to die with dignity after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Instead of lying on her hospital bed, Brittany is out and about, checking things off her bucket list! On Oct. 24, Brittany visited the Grand Canyon and took tons of cute pics with her family and beloved husband Dan Maynard. 

Brittany Maynard Visits Grand Canyon — Terminally Ill Newlywed Shares Pics

It was always Brittany’s wish to visit the Grand Canyon, and she finally made that dream come true!

Brittany posted about the experience on her website, saying the “canyon was breathtakingly beautiful” and that she was able to enjoy time with the two things she loves the most: family and nature.

To make this even sweeter, she posted an adorable photo of herself kissing Dan with the beautiful scenery in the background, a pic of the whole family, and another of herself and her mom in front of the airplane.

Unfortunately, a day after the incredible experience, Brittany had a seizure, which left her tired and temporarily paralyzed, according to the Daily Mail.

Brittany Maynard Brain Cancer — Defends Her Choice To Die With Dignity

Brittany revealed in an interview with People that after reading extensively about her condition, there would be no positive end to it.

This discovery led her family to pack up their lives and move near her in Oregon, which is the first state to pass the right-to-die law. Brittany said that she’s choosing Nov. 1 to die because, “The idea of celebrating my 30th birthday after getting this diagnosis, would be difficult.”

Brittany continued to say, “My cancer is going to kill me, and it’s a terrible, terrible way to die. So to be able to die with my family with me, to have control of my own mind, which I would stand to lose — to go with dignity is less terrifying. When I look into both options I have to die, I feel this is far more humane.”

Brittany amazes us — she’s truly an inspiration.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? If you were in Brittany’s condition, would you be brave enough to visit the Grand Canyon? Let us know!

— Julianne Ishler

More Brittany Maynard News:

  1. Brittany Maynard Defends Her Decision To End Her Life
  2. Brittany Maynard: People Defend Her Decision To Die
  3. Brittany Maynard, 29, Explains: Why I Choose To Die