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Woman with same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard sends a video message

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BRISTOL, Conn. (WFSB) — A Connecticut woman is sending a message to another woman who made national headlines after announcing she would end her life on her own terms following a brain tumor diagnosis.

Maggie Karner has the same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard and has created a video message encouraging her not to end her life.

Maynard, 29 from Oregon, announced that she would take a medication to end her life after doctors told her she only had six months to live. Recently, Maynard said she hasn’t decided when she would take that medication.

She was diagnosed with a stage IV glioblastoma multiforme.

Click here to read more on Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who wants to end her life.