The following videos tell the story of Brittany Maynard, a young woman who, faced with a terminal brain cancer diagnosis, chose to become an advocate for medical aid in dying.
The first, from The Brittany Fund, tells her story in her own words and those of her family:
The second, from Compassion & Choices and recorded shortly before her death, is in the form of testimony to the California legislature. Because the state did not have a Death with Dignity Law, she had to go to Oregon in order to exercise her right to control her death. In 2016, California passed the End of Life Option Act, in part because of Brittany’s story and advocacy: