Link: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29
It also reported that she had decided to delay her passing based upon this video (I have it below) released Wednesday. However it sounds like Maynard passed away yesterday, which was not reported until a few hours ago today. Her obit is posted here as well.Originally Posted by Huffington Post
If you are curious, usually in cases like this, a person breathes in an inert gas like helium or nitrogen, which puts the person to sleep very quickly and painlessly. I am very relieved for Maynard that she was able to pass away on her own terms. Hopefully one day we will be able to fight brain cancers without (as she had done) having to resort to drastic measures such as cutting out the cancerous parts of the brain. When faced with such horrific medical procedures and a resulting slow, painful decline in health; my heart absolutely goes out to all those that find themselves in such a situation.
Here's to Brittany Maynard. Rest in peace.