Fox News is reporting that Maynard and her family traveled to the Grand Canyon last week, a trip listed on her bucket list as one of the things she'd like to do before swallowing a lethal prescription on Saturday.
“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,” wrote Maynard on her personal 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, who was originally from California, moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state's Death With Dignity Act after learning that she has glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of cancer. Her life expectancy is just 14 months and her death could be painful without the right palliative care. She decided to die on her own terms and announced to the world - through the progressive Compassion and Choices pro-euthanasia group - that she will take her life on the day after her husband's birthday.
Despite inspiring pleas from other terminally ill patients to accept God's plan for her life - and death - Maynard has been working to advance the work of Compassion & Choices with the hopes of convincing more states to legalize physician assisted suicide.
As of this writing, she still plans to die in her bedroom this Saturday, surrounded by her husband, mother, step-father, and best friend.
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