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Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard Completes Bucket List, Puts Off Ending Her Own Life

After being diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in January of this year, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard made a bucket list and public plans to end her own life. Given less then six months to live, Maynard planned to die Saturday, November 1st by taking medication. In a new video posted to her website Thursday, Maynard explains why she may delay ending her life. Watch Brittany’s original video here.
[CompassionChoices] [TheBrittanyFund] [H/T:USAToday]

High School Runner Stops Running To Carry Injured Competitor Across Finish Line

Near the end of her final high school cross country meet, Melanie Bailey from Devils Lake, North Dakota stopped running to help injured competitor Danielle LeNoue. Bailey told LeNoue to hop on her back, and the two crossed finished the race together, one carrying the other. Despite finishing 8-and-a-half minutes behind the first place finisher, Bailey says, “I loved the way I ended it. It was a great way to end my cross country season.”
[ABCNews] [WDAY]

Mysterious Hero Saves Elderly Man From House Engulfed In Flames

An unidentified man is being hailed a hero this week after he risked his life to save an elderly man from a raging house fire. Cell phone video from Beth Lederach shows the unidentified man entering the home at the :50 mark. 40 seconds late he’s seen sprinting out of the home with 73-year-old Robert Wells over his shoulder.
[ABC] [thefresnobee]

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