We recently blogged about a 13-year-old girl that was declared brain dead following complications from a routine tonsillectomy. The young girl was scheduled to be taken off life support on December 17; however, a large public outcry is keeping the hospital and lawmakers from pulling the plug.
The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, created on behalf of Terri Schiavo, announced on December 31 that they have been secretly helping the young girl’s family to keep their daughter on life support. Schiavo’s case caused a national debate in the 1990s, when doctors, lawyers and family members battled for more than a decade over whether to remove Schiavo’s feeding tube and let her die.
The 13-year-old’s family hopes to transfer her to a long-term care facility where she can remain on life support even though Children’s Hospital Oakland claims that there is no hope for her recovery. A judge extended the 13-year-old’s life support on December 31, only an hour before a federal court order keeping the hospital from unplugging her was set to expire. The young girl now has until January 7.
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