Woman Choosing to Die Has Completed Her Bucket List

Brittany Maynard visits the Grand Canyon
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2014 11:14 AM CDT
Woman Choosing to Die Has Completed Her Bucket List
This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard.   (AP Photo/Maynard Family)

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman choosing to die on her own terms before a brain tumor kills her, has checked off every item on her bucket list. She crossed off the final item last week, when she visited the Grand Canyon, Fox News reports. "This week, my family and I traveled to the Grand Canyon, thanks to the kindness of Americans around the country who came forward to make my 'bucket list' dream come true," she wrote on her website. "The Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful, and I was able to enjoy my time with the two things I love most: my family and nature."

Maynard has chosen Saturday, two days after her husband's birthday, as the day she will die. And though she loved visiting the Grand Canyon, she writes that her symptoms are getting worse. "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," she writes. "The seizure was a harsh reminder that my symptoms continue to worsen as the tumor runs its course." Click for Maynard's story. (Read more assisted suicide stories.)

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