29-year-old cancer patient spends last days advocating for expanded death with dignity

October 8, 2014 6:19 PM

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Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Years Day, according to a video the nonprofit published on YouTube. (We've embedded the video below.) She had been married for just over a year.

In April, doctors identified her tumor as grade four glioblastoma -- a highly malignant, aggressive cancer -- and gave her a prognosis of six months to live.

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