Brittany Maynard: How to live well when death is so close

October 16, 2014 5:25 PM

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Brittany Maynard: How to live well when death is so close

Since Brittany Maynard, 29 shared details of her terminal brain tumor – and her choice to end her life Nov. 1 after moving to Oregon, one of the few states with assisted dying laws – strangers from around the planet have surged to social media, begging her to try last-ditch cures. But away from the pleas, the politics and the proselytizing her decision has stirred, she’s found a unique vantage point on an eternal philosophical question: If you knew you had weeks to live, how would you spend that precious time?

Video: When the doctors told Brittany Maynard she had six months to live, they said it would be painful, so she decided to take matters into her own hands.

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