Chilean Girl’s Plea Spotlights Cystic Fibrosis – and Assisted Suicide

March 4, 2015

(NBC News) – Valentina Maureira’s public video, asking her nation’s leader to allow her to die via euthanasia, has garnered a visit from Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet and online sympathy, including posted comments like: “Let her die with dignity, stop torturing her.” But recent advances in medical care allow many people with cystic fibrosis (CF) to live into their 40s.

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