If you’ve been following Brittany Maynard‘s story at all, you know that it’s complex and fascinating situation that’s been captivating people for good reason. Brittany is a 29-year-old woman living with brain cancer who announced her decision to voluntarily end her life in the coming weeks. Her story has brought a lot of attention to the controversial Death With Dignity Act and has stirred the debate over the morality of assisted suicide. After raising money for the Brittany Maynard Fund, whose goal is to increase options for people interested in ending their own lives peacefully, she’s now announced that she plans to continue living beyond the date she originally set.
I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now. … But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It’s happening each week.