Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life, has checked the last item off her bucket list.
She visited the Grand Canyon last week.
She said in her post: “The Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful, and I was able to enjoy my time with the two things I love most: my family and nature.”
She also said, however, that it is impossible to forget her cancer.
“Severe headaches and neck pain are never far away, and unfortunately the next morning I had my worst seizure thus far. My speech was paralyzed for quite a while after I regained consciousness, and the feeling of fatigue continued for the rest of the day.
The seizure was a harsh reminder that my symptoms continue to worsen as the tumor runs its course. However, I find meaning and take pride that the Compassion & Choices movement is accelerating rapidly, thanks to supporters like you. I ask that you please continue to support C&C’s state-by-state efforts to make death-with-dignity laws available to all Americans. My dream is that every terminally ill American has access to the choice to die on their own terms with dignity. Please take an active role to make this a reality. The person you’re helping may be someone you love, or even in the future, yourself.”