Brittany Maynard, right, was 29 years old and committed physician-assisted suicide in Oregon this month after a terminal brain cancer diagnosis. Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Outreach Research and Education Program, said Maynard demonstrates some of the challenges faced by young adults with cancer. The California native was young, fit and recently married when she received her diagnosis, and told media that she made a choice not to spend her last six months of life in physical and emotional pain.
Brittany Maynard, right, was 29 years old and committed physician-assisted suicide in Oregon this month after a terminal brain cancer diagnosis. Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Outreach Research and Education Program, said Maynard demonstrates some of the challenges faced by young adults with cancer. The California native was young, fit and recently married when she received her diagnosis, and told media that she made a choice not to spend her last six months of life in physical and emotional pain. TheBrittanyFund.org
Brittany Maynard, right, was 29 years old and committed physician-assisted suicide in Oregon this month after a terminal brain cancer diagnosis. Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Outreach Research and Education Program, said Maynard demonstrates some of the challenges faced by young adults with cancer. The California native was young, fit and recently married when she received her diagnosis, and told media that she made a choice not to spend her last six months of life in physical and emotional pain. TheBrittanyFund.org