By now you have likely heard the stories of Brittany Maynard and Lauren Hill. Both of their stories are worth repeating.
In an article published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, CNN’s Wayne Drash discusses how both of these brave women have taught us lessons in both life and death. In doing so, they have helped create a national conversation about finding the strength to make our own informed choices on how we live and how we die. It is now up to us to keep that conversation going.
Two women captured our hearts; both were dying of brain cancer. Both taught us to cherish life — that nothing is greater than the human spirit.
Brittany Maynard, 29, fought for the right to die with dignity. Lauren Hill, 19, fought for a dream — to play in a college basketball game before she dies.
Their stories are sad and tragic, yet inspirational, courageous and beautiful. For a brief moment, both women took us away from the negative political ads blasting from our TVs and gave us the most important message of all: to enjoy our time on Earth.
Read the full story: Two dying women teach the nation an unforgettable lesson.