California Toddler Forcibly Removed From Life Support

Sep 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm |

“God chose to call his angel back home.”

Seeing a child suffer is never easy, and in many ways, watching a young life deteriorate goes against the most basic laws of nature.

Sadly, this can’t have a happy ending in ever case, and some childhoods are cut short far too soon.

One of the trickiest situations both legally and medically is when a patient is completely unresponsive and will not regain consciousness. Though “brain death” is typically considered legal death, medical and technological advancements have allowed us to keep people alive even after they’ve been declared brain dead; keeping the heart beating, lungs breathing, and blood flowing even when the brain can’t control these functions involuntarily.

But brain death is not the only traumatic brain injury we hear about in our lives or in the news, which can make understanding these emotional cases even more complicated. The story of two-year-old Israel Stinson is one of these all too complicated situations, and a difference in medical opinion ultimately led to his untimely death.

israel stinson and mom

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Israel’s mother begged the hospital not to take him off life support.

Israel’s mother begged the hospital not to kill him as they took the 2-year-old off his ventilator.