Watch: The 29-year-old terminal cancer patient who chose to end her life has decided to live a little longer, defers death for now

November 2, 2014 10:15 AM

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Watch: The 29-year-old terminal cancer patient who chose to end her life has decided to live a little longer, defers death for now

Brittany Maynard showed a lot of courage when she declared that she planned to take her life on November 1 using medication. The 29-year-old woman had only been married for a year when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Maynard shifted to Oregon state with her family where the Death With Dignity law is accepted. She was given close to six months to live after which she decided to take her own life by taking medication. The Brittany Fund started by her aims to spread awareness about end-of-life options.

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