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Brittany Maynard: Why The Terminally Ill Newlywed May Not End Her Life

Thu, October 30, 2014 1:00am EDT by 19 Comments

How heartbreaking. With just two days left before terminally ill Brittany Maynard planned to end her life, the 29-year-old newlywed released an emotional video, explaining how she feels now that Nov. 1 is so close. Watch it here.

Brittany Maynard, 29, released a heartbreaking video on Oct. 29, addressing how she feels now that Nov. 1, the date she planned to end her life, is so close. The terminally ill newlywed, who is suffering from brain cancer, “feels herself getting sicker,” but she may give herself more time to spend with family and friends.

Brittany Maynard: Death With Dignity — Terminally Ill Newlywed May Not End Her Life

“So if November 2nd comes along and I’ve passed, I hope my family is still proud of me and the choices I made,” she said in a new six-minute video posted online, which you can watch above. “And if November 2nd comes along and I’m still alive, I know that we’ll just still be moving forward as a family, like, out of love for each other and that that decision will come later.”

“The worst thing that could happen to me is that I wait too long because I am trying to seize each day,” she added.

Brittany seems very realistic about her future, but she’s spending every day with her husband, Dan Maynard, and her parents, making the most of the time she has left.

And should she be having a good health day on Nov. 1, Brittany will postpone her plan to end her life on her own terms.

Brittany Maynard Visits Grand Canyon — Terminally Ill Newlywed Shares Pics

Last spring, Brittany was given six months to live. And in June, she, her husband, and her parents moved to Oregon so she could get access to its Death with Dignity Act.

Brittany has proved to be one heck of a warrior throughout her unfortunate illness. She’s even made time to cross things off her bucket list.

Her most recent adventure was visiting the Grand Canyon with Dan and her parents. 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.

She took a ton of cute and memorable photos with her family that they will surely look back on and remember Brittany fondly.

— Julianne Ishler

More Brittany Maynard News:

  1. Brittany Maynard: Terminally Ill Newlywed Visits Grand Canyon 5 Days Before Planned Suicide
  2. Brittany Maynard Defends Her Decision To End Her Life
  3. Brittany Maynard: People Defend Her Decision To Die