Woman With Same Brain Cancer as Brittany Maynard: Please Don’t Kill Yourself

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 30, 2014   |   6:59PM   |   Hartford, CT

Brittany Maynard has officially decided to delay her decision to kill herself — saying it “doesn’t seem like the right time now” to end her life. But one woman in Connecticut who has the same type of cancer as Maynard has an encouraging message for her — hoping she will ultimately decide not to take her life, now or later.

As the Family Institute of Connecticut shared with LifeNews:

maggiekarnerBrittany Maynard is the young woman with glioblastoma who’s video announcing her decision to take her life on November 1st has gone viral, becoming a cause célèbre for advocates for the legalization of assisted suicide. More recently, Brittany says she may not end her life on Nov. 1st.

Working with an ideologically diverse coalition, Family Institute of Connecticut and our allies have defeated the assisted suicide bill at our state Capitol for the last two years and we expect to fight it again in 2015. Brittany Maynard is, as she says, “a strong woman,” but laws against assisted suicide exist to protect the weak and vulnerable among us. That is why we have to maintain them.

FIC has been in contact with Maggie Karner, a Connecticut woman who also has glioblastoma, since her response to Brittany also went viral. In this FIC video, Maggie reads an open letter she has written to Brittany, pleading with her never to take her life. Please click on the photo below to see the video and please share the video with everyone you can.

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