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  • Published: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785035500
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $14.99

A Mother’s Love

Your daughter asks for your help to die. What would you do?




A mother’s heart-breaking story of helping her terminally ill daughter fight for her right to die

Every muscle in my body ached. I told myself to grieve, get it out of my system, so that I could be the mother my daughter needed me to be. The agony of knowing what was coming...endless.

Just married, vivacious and thrill-seeking, Brittany Maynard was in the prime of her life at the age of twenty nine. Then she was delivered devastating news. She had unknowingly been living with a terminal brain tumour for the past ten years that would slowly and painfully kill her. Desperate to take control of the situation, she asked her mother to help her die with dignity.

In this heart-breaking and powerful book, Brittany's mum opens up about her experiences, offering hope and inspiration to anyone facing the loss of a loved one.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785035500
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Deborah Ziegler

Deborah Ziegler was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 18 July 1956. Her mother was a British immigrant and her father was a child of the Oklahoma dust bowl. One of four children, she received her BA in Secondary education. Deborah went on to enjoy teaching for 15 years in both of her majors, English and Science. She received her MA in Science Education in California, where she currently lives with her husband, Gary, and two cavipoos named Bogie and Bacall. Deborah started a successful woman-owned engineering company after retiring from her teaching career. But being Brittany’s mum is without a doubt her proudest accomplishment in life. Currently, Deborah speaks on behalf of end-of-life options in the hopes that one day all terminally ill people will have the right to aid in dying if they so choose.

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