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September 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Joseph Maraachli, who at only barely one year old drew a groundswell of support when an Ontario hospital refused a simple procedure that would allow him to die at home, has passed away.
Baby Joseph, who suffered from a severe but undiagnosed neurological disorder, lived for more than five months after he was flown to Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center in Missouri for a tracheostomy and brought home.
Alex Schadenburg of the Canada-based Euthanasia Prevention Coalition said Wednesday morning that Baby Joseph died at home surrounded by his family.
Joseph Maraachli lived a life that changed Canada, said Schadenburg, whose intervention was pivotal to obtaining the tracheostomy. My thoughts and prayers are with the Maraachli family.
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life wrote on Facebook this morning that his organization is grateful to all who helped to give him and his family more time and joy together.