29 year-old Brittany Maynard has taken her own life at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. She was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in April and given 6 months to die. She then announced that she wanted to kill herself before she lost her ability to function and set about on completing a bucket list she had made for herself.
She completed that bucket list last week by visiting the Grand Canyon with her husband and her mother and stepfather. Before she died, she posted on Facebook, “Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have decided to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me…. but would have taken so much more.”