Britney Maynard was a 29-year-old newlywed when she began suffering from severe headaches. After seeking medical attention, she was told that a cancer growing in her brain was the cause of her headaches, and that it was terminal.
Her initial prognosis was several years with treatment, but after further procedures and examinations she learned that the cancer was far worse than first thought. She was told she had only months left to live.
"The thoughts that go through your mind when you find out you have so little time is everything that you need to say to everyone that you love," Maynard explains in a video that has received more than 2,000,000 views on Youtube.
The video is a part of what Maynard has chosen to spend the rest of her life doing: living life to the fullest by traveling, being with those she loves and advocating for the a person's right to death with dignity.
In an interview with People Magazine, Maynard reveals that she has chosen to die on November 1st. She told the magazine,"There is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that wants to die. I want to live. I wish there was a cure for my disease but there's not."