Death With Dignity: Brittany Maynard

I would not tell anyone else that he or she should choose death with dignity. My question is: Who has the right to tell me that I don’t deserve this choice? That I deserve to suffer for weeks or months in tremendous amounts of physical and emotional pain? Why should anyone have the right to make that choice for me?

– Brittany Maynard


Compassion and Choices had a promotional luncheon in San Francisco at The Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, April 23. There I met and had the honor of interviewing* Brittany Maynard’s husband, Daniel Diaz. Please take five minutes to watch this video. I predict Dan’s vision and compassion will touch you – perhaps even get you involved.

– Rick Gilbert

* The interview happened just after the luncheon. Please excuse the noise of dishes being cleared, and chairs being stacked.

4 thoughts on “Death With Dignity: Brittany Maynard

  1. Ropbert Fish says:

    Congratulations, Rick, on another successful interview. You have a way of putting interviewees at ease in front of the camera. I hope a lot of people will see this video. It’s important.

  2. John Warren says:

    Rick, I agree with Robert’s comment on the way you are able to put people at ease so they can tell their story. Also, your questions are kind and focused, which helps get to the heart of the matter. I admire Daniel’s courage as much as Brittany’s. Thanks!

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