Sunday Death News Round Up

Sharing our pick of this week’s interesting death news reads from different parts of the internet:

29-Year-Old Brittany Maynard Explains Why She’s Ending Her Life

Brittany Maynard, making "death with dignity" newsBrittany Maynard, “Death with Dignity” advocate

Most of you have probably heard by now about Brittany Maynard, who in March was diagnosed with the deadliest form of brain cancer — glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Brittany was told that she would have approximately 6 months left to live. She decided to take matters into her own hands and has chosen the option of death with dignity. In a *NEW* interview with Refinery29, she explains her decision and shares her opinion: that everyone with terminal illness should have the right to make the choice that she has.

Caskets Become Art with Boxes of Death 5

Boxes of Death: celebrate death news with beautiful casketsBoxes of Death exhibit

What started out as an art school project in the cramped basement of Seattle’s OK Hotel has quickly grown into a respected touring showcase of both rising stars and well-established figures within the art community. Making death news again for its fifth year, “Boxes of Death” (an exhibition for which 50 artists are each given a coffin to work with) has added new venues and attracted talented artists on a regular basis.

Woman asks her “angel” for one really big favor

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Tricia Somers was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She met an angel who changed her life when she was recovering from a procedure at a hospital in Harrisburg, Pa. Steve Hartman goes “On The Road.”

In tribute to all the nurses who work hard everyday, we acknowledge the Legacy of Nurses.

Dancing with the Stars: Lea Thompson dedicates this week’s dance to her father 

If you have any links or stories about death news you think we might enjoy, please send them to us in the comments section below or send us a tweet @Efootprint.

 

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