Fighting for her Right to Die

This is Christy O’Donnell, who last summer was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in her lung that spread to her brain, spine, rib, and liver — she was given only months to live. Now she is fighting the state of California for the right to die by allowing her doctor to prescribe life-ending medication without criminal prosecution. You can watch our incredibly emotional conversation on Yahoo. P.S. She is also 6'1". She’s a former LAPD detective turned lawyer. She is awesome.

“My biggest fear about my last moments on earth are that … I’m going to be in so much physical pain that it’s going to make my passing traumatic for me and traumatic for my daughter… And that the whole rest of her life, her last moments of looking at me, touching me, and hearing my voice are going to be a horrible, terrible memory that she’s going to have to carry, rather than it being a loving memory of me.” — Christy O’Donnell

Founder, Katie Couric Media. Newscaster: Wake-Up Call. Podcaster: Next Question. Doc filmmaker. @SU2C founder.

Founder, Katie Couric Media. Newscaster: Wake-Up Call. Podcaster: Next Question. Doc filmmaker. @SU2C founder.