Brain-Dead Toddler Whose Family Fled U.S. To Keep Him Alive May Return
Although the toddler was declared brain dead by three different doctors, the family sued to keep him on life support. The case was pending when his parents obtained last-minute passports and private funding to airlift him out of the country to a Central American hospital.
Brain-Dead Toddler Could Return To U.S. Next Week After Central America Treatment
A brain-dead Vacaville toddler, whose family waged a legal fight to keep him on life support, could be coming home after six weeks in a Central American hospital. An air ambulance return trip to the U.S. was scheduled Friday morning for 2-year-old Israel Stinson, “but there were administrative hiccups with the (U.S.) hospital,” said Alexandra Snyder, an attorney with the Life Legal Justice Foundation, one of two nonprofit legal groups handling Israel’s case. Snyder said it’s likely the boy and his parents will leave an unidentified Central America country early next week on a medical flight to an East Coast hospital, where he’ll be treated by a pediatric specialist for “technology-dependent” children, such as those on ventilators. (Buck, 7/8)