Compassion & Choices

In Final Message, Brittany Maynard Urged Appreciation of Life and Choice in Death

As Brittany Maynard—the young UC Berkeley alum whose response to terminal brain cancer ignited a national debate—carried our her plan to end her life on Nov 1, she left behind a message that “it is people who pause to appreciate life and give thanks who are happiest. If we change our thoughts, we change the world! Love and peace to you all.”

In a public message on the website of The Brittany Maynard Fund, she also thanked supportive friends whom she “sought out like water” during her life and her illness.

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