Activist, Compassion & Choices
Dan Diaz is the husband of Brittany Maynard, who died in November 2014 from a brain tumor. The couple moved from California to Oregon to take advantage of its law authorizing medical aid in dying. Their story was featured nationally on “The Today Show” and elsewhere. He is carrying on with Brittany’s mission through Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization that advocates for expanding end-of-life options for terminally ill adults. He and other proponents of legislation supporting end-of-life options say it will reduce suffering for people who are dying. Legislators have so far introduced medical aid-in-dying bills in 24 states and Washington, D.C.