14-Year Old’s Request to Die Goes Viral

Valentina Maureira,14, has cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease which primarily causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. Most people with the disease live only into their 20s and 30s, although in recent years some patients have lived into their 40s. The disease, which requires daily care, causes recurrent infections and damages tissues, making breathing difficult.

This Chilean girl's request to be allowed to die has touched the world as her plea on social media has gone viral.

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