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A 29-year-old woman has postponed her death to continue to fight against brain cancer

Brittney Maynard had previously planned her death to take place on Saturday.

brittney maynardSource: comassionchoices via youtube

BRITTNEY MAYNARD, A 29-year-old woman who had planned her death for Saturday, has decided to continue her fight against brain cancer.

She had moved from California to Oregon in order to avail of the state’s ‘Death with Dignity Act’.

Earlier this month she launched The Brittney Maynard Fund – a campaign that quickly went viral and brought Brittney to the attention of people worldwide. The campaigns aim is to highlight an individual’s right to “die with dignity”.

Brittney was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme – an aggressive form of brain cancer – in April of this year.

In a new video she has announced plans to delay her death and continue her fight against her condition.

Source: CompassionChoices/YouTube

Continuing her fight

In the video, which features Brittney’s mother and husband, she says:

I hope my family are still proud of me and the choices I made. And if November 2nd comes along and I’m still alive – I know that we’ll still be moving forward as a family out of love for each other and that the decision will come later.

She goes on to say, “I do it because I still feel good enough, and I still have enough joy, and I still laugh and smile with my friends and family 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. I still get out and do what I can – I walk with my husband, I walk with my family and my dogs. Things like that bring me the greatest feelings of health I have these days.

Since being posted on October 6, Brittney’s original video has been watched over 9 million times on YouTube.

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