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Praying for Baby Joseph and Family

Chelsea Zimmerman writes:

In case you’ve missed this truly awful story. In Canada, a family is fighting for the right to care for their sick 13 month old child. “Baby Joseph” has a severe neurological disorder and is is on a ventilator in a hospital in London, Ontario. His parents are very aware that their son is not going to recover, but they also don’t want him to die in the hospital. So, they have requested a tracheotomy so that he can be cared for and die peacefully at home. Seems like a reasonable request. That’s how they cared for a daughter who died of a similar condition eight years ago But doctors have refused and insist on just removing Joseph’s ventilator and letting him die in the hospital.
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1 comments:

Chelsea said...

Thanks for the link, Matt. This really is an awful situation. There's now some video if baby Joseph, too, if you're interested: http://reflectionsofaparalytic.com/?p=6430

Heartbreaking.


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