Chasity Phillips had six months to a year to live after being diagnosed with bone cancer. 13 years later she alive and well. 

“There’s a certain freedom that comes with dying,” said Phillips, who lives near New Orleans. “You really don’t have to deal with your annoying cousin. You really don’t have to go on that family trip. You can eat ice cream for breakfast.”

Phillips new perspective on life has made her an advocate for palliative care for those with terminal illnesses, while others look to pass Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity’ like laws in other states to allow for physician assisted suicide.
Not Dead Yet for Mcclatchy News

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