Terminally ill woman fighting for others’ rights to end their own lives

October 7, 2014 11:26 PM

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Terminally ill woman fighting for others’ rights to end their own lives

When doctors told Brittany Maynard that her days were numbered due to a progressive brain tumor, the 29-year-old decided to take charge of her life, MyFox8.com reported.

After her wedding last year, Maynard began having severe headaches. In January, doctors diagnosed her with grade II Astrocytoma— a severe brain tumor— while she was vacationing with her husband. Doctors initially gave her 10 years to live, according to the report.

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