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  • ‘I will go after them’: Baby Joseph’s father considering suing London doctors

    10/05/2011 4:26:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/5/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    Moe Maraachli with his son Joseph. WINDSOR, Ontario, October 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Baby Joseph Maraachli’s father has called for the Ontario provincial government to launch an investigation into his son’s treatment at the London hospital that tried to have his ventilator removed against his parents’ wishes. Moe Maraachli says he is considering a lawsuit against the doctors who refused to give Joseph the simple procedure that allowed him to spend his final five months at home. “I will go after them,” Maraachli, 37, told the Windsor Star on Tuesday. “I made promise to Joseph: ‘I will give you back...
  • Baby Joseph dies

    09/28/2011 6:39:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | September 26, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    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 Children’s 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...
  • Baby Joseph Cases Show Need for Pro-Life Medical Ethics Team

    08/19/2011 4:29:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/11 | Gerard Nadal, Ph.D.
    Baby Joseph This week, one of the most searing and difficult bioethical cases I have ever encountered was brought to my attention. It involves a premature baby born with serious and substantial developmental anomalies that will in all likelihood cost this little one her life. Before going further with the story, what are most needed at this moment are prayers for Emily (name changed), her mom, and her family. Identifying information has been changed to safeguard the family’s privacy.Emily was born with over a dozen heart defects, and her trachea and esophagus are joined into one common tube at one...
  • Fr. Frank Pavone: Reflecting on Baby Joseph: Families Must Fight When Doctors Don’t

    05/23/2011 3:58:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/23/11 | Father Frank Pavone
    In the early hours of Holy Thursday, 2011, as Churches were preparing – and in some parts of the world already celebrating – the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the washing of the feet, “Baby Joseph” was flown from St Louis, where he has been treated since I brought him there in mid-March, to his home in Windsor, Canada. As the Church prepared to celebrate the day when the Lord gave us the command to “love one another,” Baby Joseph’s parents and older brother were enjoying the fruit of the hard fight that their love inspired. They fought...
  • Wesley J. Smith Baby Joseph’s Father: Why Did Hospital Refuse Medical Care?

    04/29/2011 10:10:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/28/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    Baby Joseph is home, and apparently not as unconscious as the London hospital representative stated. From the story: Baby Joseph napping at home in his crib on Easter Sunday is all the proof his father needs that his Ontario doctors were wrong. Only months ago, the fate of 15-month-old Joseph Maraachli was a question mark. Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ont., sought to take the infant off life support as he battled a progressive neurological disease. But on Sunday, the round-cheeked baby was home in Windsor, resting in a cradle packed with plush toys. Now and...
  • 'I feel victorious,' says Baby Joseph's father

    04/25/2011 8:12:13 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 43 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | APRIL 25, 2011 5:52 AM | Jeff Bolichowski
    WINDSOR, Ont. — Baby Joseph napping at home in his crib on Easter Sunday is all the proof his father needs that his Ontario doctors were wrong. Only months ago, the fate of 15-month-old Joseph Maraachli was a question mark. Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ont., sought to take the infant off life support as he battled a progressive neurological disease. But on Sunday, the round-cheeked baby was home in Windsor, resting in a cradle packed with plush toys. Now and then he opened his eyes or wriggled a little, or moved his arms beneath father Moe...
  • BREAKING: Baby Joseph is home: defies critics by breathing completely on his own

    04/21/2011 8:30:38 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 157 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/21/11 | Rebecca Millette
    Baby Joseph with his father Moe Maraachli early this morning as they head home to Windsor, Canada. WINDSOR, Ontario, April 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Baby Joseph and his family arrived in Windsor, Ontario on a medical transport flight from St. Louis, Missouri this morning. He is now at the family home, according to Brother Paul O’Donnell. On behalf of Baby Joseph’s family, Brother O’Donnell told LifeSiteNews that that their son was weaned off ventilator support 12 days ago and has been successfully breathing on his own since then. Baby Joseph, who has been at the center of an international right-to-life...
  • Baby Joseph Maraachli Heading Home After Getting Tracheotomy

    04/21/2011 8:23:57 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 21, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Baby Joseph Maraachli Heading Home After Getting Tracheotomy St. Louis, MO -- Baby Joseph Maraachli is heading back home to Canada after his parents received help from an American pro-life group that assisted when a Canadian hospital refused to provide the baby a tracheotomy to help him breathe. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/21/baby-joseph-maraachli-heading-home-after-getting-tracheotomy/
  • Wesley J. Smith: Futile Care: Baby Joseph in Good Condition: Still in Hospital

    04/16/2011 12:00:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 4/15/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    I received an email from a reader today asking about the current status of Baby Joseph. The last I heard, he had the tracheotomy about a month ago. I decided to check, and here is what I found. From the story: The child known as Baby Joseph remains at a St. Louis hospital, more than three weeks after receiving a tracheotomy to connect him to a portable breathing machine in an effort to extend his life. Joseph Maraachli has Leigh syndrome, a progressive neurological disorder. He came to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center from Canada, where doctors believed the...
  • Bobby Schindler: Killing More Than Just the Patient

    04/01/2011 5:32:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/1/11 | Bobby Schindler
    I recently read an article in the London Free Press (March 22nd) about the highly publicized Joseph Maraachli situation titled, Baby Joseph Case Becomes Political Issue in U.S. As the Executive Director the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, I was personally involved in helping Baby Joseph’s parents keep control of the medical treatment decisions that were being made for their son.Joseph was diagnosed with a brain condition that doctors believe will eventually cause his untimely death. Joseph's parents, Moe and Sana, understood that their son’s case was terminal. Their only request was for a simple procedure to be performed that...
  • Baby Joseph Maraachli Heading to Pediatric Hospital Soon

    03/30/2011 12:31:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/30//11 | Steven Ertelt
    Now that Baby Joseph Maraachli has had the tracheotomy his parents wanted him to have so he could breathe easier as he dies from a rare medical condition that will soon take his life, he will soon be transferred to a new hospital.Doctors at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis performed the tracheotomy on March 21 and, in a follow-up statement, deemed the procedure “medically appropriate” after a thorough examination of the 14-month-old boy who a Canadian hospital refused to help.“It is our hope that this procedure will allow Joseph and his family the gift of...
  • Godfather: Baby Joseph's baptism shows life's eternal destiny

    03/25/2011 2:43:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | March 25, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Joseph Maraachli just after his baptism St. Louis, Mo., Mar 25, 2011 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The godfather of Baby Joseph Maraachli, whose fight for life has attracted international attention and support, says the terminally ill boy's recent baptism was a testimony to the eternal destiny of human life.“It's a tremendous testimony to the sanctity of life,” said Jerry Horn, senior vice president of the Catholic pro-life ministry Priests For Life, who was Joseph's baptismal sponsor. “So many people worked together in concert to bring him here, for a purpose greater than we could anticipate.”“We were doing what...
  • Baby Joseph baptized

    03/23/2011 10:42:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/23/11 | John Jalsevac
    March 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Baby Joseph Maraachli has now been baptized, according to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. In an e-mail update about baby Joseph’s status, Fr. Pavone announced: “Baby Joseph was baptized just the other day, and Jerry Horn of our Priests for Life team is now his godfather.” The past two weeks have been full of major developments for Joseph and his family. After being airlifted to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri last week, on Monday doctors at the hospital performed the tracheotomy that Joseph’s parents have been requesting all...
  • Baby Joseph Is Going Home

    03/21/2011 4:50:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 21, 2011 | Staff
    Health Reform: A Canada court had ruled that under socialized medicine their baby must die in the hospital. Now he's in the U.S., getting the care his parents, not the bureaucrats, want. Joseph Maraachli, who’d been set to have his ventilator removed against his parents’ wishes at an Ontario hospital last month, got a tracheotomy Monday morning and is doing well, his family says. The procedure was denied him under a system of medicine that may be coming to a hospital near you courtesy of ObamaCare. His parents, Moe Maraachli and Sana Nader, took Joseph to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical...
  • Baby Joseph gets tracheotomy

    03/21/2011 11:00:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/21/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here. ST. LOUIS, Missouri, March 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Joseph Maraachli, who had been set to have his ventilator removed against his parents’ wishes at an Ontario hospital last month, received a tracheotomy Monday morning and is doing well, says his family. His parents, Moe Maraachli and Sana Nader, took Joseph to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri last Sunday after trying unsuccessfully to get him the simple procedure at his Ontario hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. The surgery involves a slit...
  • Baby Joseph Maraachli Receives Tracheotomy Today at Hospital

    03/21/2011 10:50:35 AM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 21, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Baby Joseph Maraachli Receives Tracheotomy Today at Hospital St. Louis, MO -- Baby Joseph Maraachli, the 14-month-old Canadian infant who was denied the medical procedure in his country, will receive a tracheotomy today at a Catholic hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/21/baby-joseph-maraachli-receives-tracheotomy-today-at-hospital/
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Predictably Against Parents in “Baby Joseph” Futile Care Case

    03/20/2011 9:58:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/18/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    We have discussed the Baby Joseph futile care case here.  He is the baby who a Canadian hospital wanted to force off life support against the parents will and whose parents want a tracheotomy to help him live longer and at home. The impasse was resolved when the parents were able to move him to a St. Louis hospital.Well, now Peter Singer has come out against the parents.  From his column in the NY Daily News calling continuing care of Joseph “Deeply Misguided: “ Joseph’s parents, who have previously had another child who died from the same disease, objected...
  • Father Frank Pavone: Who is Baby Joseph Maraachli and Why Should I Care?

    03/18/2011 1:14:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 64 replies
    Life News/Priests for Life ^ | 3/17/11 | Father Frank Pavone
    The world has taken notice of a 14-month old baby from Canada whose family has been fighting the medical establishment since October to help their child breathe. Moe and Sana Maraachli were refused a tracheotomy for their son because the apparently fatal neurological disease that the child has renders further intervention “futile.” Working with many others, we at Priests for Life arranged to have the baby transferred to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St Louis, and I went on the medical jet to pick up the baby and his father on Sunday night March 13. Now, the child...
  • Baby-phobia Has Reached Epidemic Proportions

    03/17/2011 8:14:35 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 19 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/15/2011 | Mary Kochan
    Imagine the crushing judicial power of a modern nation coming down upon you, trying you, sentencing you, and then planning your execution – all while the charges against you remain secret. You might recall that as the plot of Franz Kafka’s paranoiac novel, The Trial, the protagonist of which is a 30-year-old bank clerk. Under the spell of Kafka’s masterful telling, the reader is left feeling almost as though the horror of the sentence pales in comparison to simply not knowing why. I revisited the haunted feeling of that novel over the past week or so as the case of...
  • Baby Joseph Maraachli to Get Tracheotomy Today or Tomorrow

    03/17/2011 10:20:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/17/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Baby Joseph Maraachli, the 14-month-old Canadian infant who was denied the medical procedure in his country, will get a tracheotomy either today or tomorrow that will allow the child to live another 6 months.Joseph was rescued late Sunday from the Canadian hospital by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, who paid for a private specialized medical plane to take the boy to SSM Cardinal Glennon ChildrenÂ’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri so he could have the medical procedure before his parents take him home, where he will likely die soon from a degenerative neurological condition. A team of...
  • Watch a video of Fr. Pavone with Baby Joseph

    03/15/2011 9:25:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Priests for Life ^ | 3/15/11 | Priests for Life
    ST. LOUIS -- A video just released by Priests for Life shows Father Frank Pavone, national director, interacting with Baby Joseph Maraachli in his hospital room at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center here. The video shows the baby moving his hands and rolling in his bed. The hospital in Ontario, Canada, where he had been a patient since October, declared that the baby was in a persistent vegetative state, but doctors at Cardinal Glennon have told Father Pavone that he is primarily breathing on his own and is responding to touch. "Hospital officials were very, very happy," Father Pavone...
  • Baby Joseph Will Have Tracheotomy by the End of the Week

    03/15/2011 8:10:00 AM PDT · by julieee · 23 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 15, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Baby Joseph Will Have Tracheotomy by the End of the Week St. Louis, MO -- Doctors at the Catholic hospital in Missouri that agreed to take Baby Joseph Maraachli, the 14-year-old Canadian infant who was denied the medical procedure in his country, say they will do a tracheotomy by the end of the week. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/15/baby-joseph-will-have-tracheotomy-by-the-end-of-the-week/
  • 'Baby Joseph' receiving treatment at Cardinal Glennon

    03/14/2011 3:33:05 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 14 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 03/14/2011 | Blythe Bernard
    The child known as "Baby Joseph" was brought to St. Louis overnight where doctors are evaluating his condition, which had been deemed fatal by Canadian doctors. New York-based Priests for Life arranged for Joseph Maraachli, 13 months, to come to Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center after several other U.S. hospitals declined to treat the child.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Baby Joseph' Gets Second Chance at Life in U.S.

    03/13/2011 11:59:14 PM PDT · by matt04 · 63 replies
    The baby who was hours from being pulled off life support at his Canadian hospital has been rescued by the national director of Priests for Life and taken to the U.S. for treatment. Thirteen-month-old Joseph Maraachli, who is currently kept alive by a respirator and was recently denied a transfer to a Michigan hospital to undergo a tracheotomy, arrived in the U.S. early Monday morning with Fr. Frank Pavone and other Priests for Life staff. "Priests for Life staff toiled through the night for many nights, working in concert with dozens of people to make this possible," Father Pavone said...
  • Baby Joseph flown to U.S. hospital

    03/13/2011 8:44:04 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 33 replies
    http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2011/03/13/17601961.html ^ | March 13, 2011 11:26pm | Kate Dubinski, QMI Agency
    LONDON, Ont. - A dying Windsor, Ont., infant's five-month odyssey in the spotlight took a dramatic turn Sunday, when his parents accepted an offer to fly him to the U.S. against the advice of a London, Ont., hospital.
  • Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life Leads Covert Mission to Rescue Baby Joseph

    03/14/2011 5:12:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | March 14, 2011
    Baby Joseph being put on the plane for transport to the United States STATEN ISLAND, March 14, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Under cover of darkness, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, arrived in Ontario, Canada, Sunday night to rescue Baby Joseph Maraachli from the London Health Sciences Centre. For two weeks, doctors at the hospital in London, Ontario, have been delaying the baby's transfer to a hospital where efforts to save his life will not be officially labeled "futile." "I knew, after this dragged on day after day, that I needed to be here myself to get...
  • Baby Joseph transfer could be imminent

    03/11/2011 4:51:46 PM PST · by RedMDer · 21 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | March 11, 2011 7:04pm | JONATHAN SHER
    An American hospital has asked to treat Baby Joseph and a transfer was expected to begin as soon as the weekend, The Free Press has learned. The U.S. hospital, its identity not publicly disclosed, made the request Friday through lawyer Claudio Martini, who represents the parents of the dying Windsor infant who's been at a London hospital since last fall. "(The American hospital) is ready, able and willing to accept Joseph," Martini said. Martini said he trusted that London hospital officials were responding in good faith and that a transfer was imminent.
  • Let's acknowledge the plight of baby Joseph

    03/10/2011 8:28:08 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Windsor Star ^ | 3/9/11 | Jean Echlin
    First, kudos to Windsor Star reporter Sonja Puzic for her accurate and sensitive work on keeping Windsorites up-to-date on this heartbreaking story of Baby Joseph Maraachli and his parents. Thanks as well to Anne Jarvis for her insightful column looking carefully at both sides of a highly controversial issue in the March 4 edition of our newspaper. It is obvious through media pictures and reporting that little Joseph has had exemplary care given by highly qualified professionals (doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, etc.) in Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. He appears well nourished, provided with breathing support by ventilator...
  • BREAKING: Baby Joseph’s family to appeal, while U.S. hospitals have agreed to take over care

    03/08/2011 11:14:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/8/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here. LONDON, Ontario, March 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The new Canadian lawyer for dying one-year-old Joseph Maraachli, whose doctors are seeking to remove his ventilator against his parents’ wishes, announced today that the family will take the case to Ontario’s highest court. “I’ve been retained to file an appeal to the notice of appeal to the decision of the superior court,” Windsor lawyer Claudio Martini, who the family hired over the weekend, told the Windsor Star on Tuesday.  “I will be filing the appeal in...
  • Father Frank Pavone: Release Baby Joseph's Medical Records!

    03/07/2011 9:37:43 AM PST · by wagglebee · 351 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | 3/7/11 | Father Frank Pavone
    As I'm sure you know, the now-famous case of Baby Joseph in Canada is becoming critical. He could die in the next couple of weeks if his breathing tube is removed as the hospital and the government intend.Baby Joseph is only 13 months old and often has difficulty breathing on his own. He needs a procedure called a tracheostomy in order to go home and live under his parents' care. However, the Canadian health care system is refusing to let the family take care of their son -- even though hospitals in the United States have privately said that...
  • Baby Joseph can go home to die, but without tracheotomy: hospital

    03/01/2011 1:59:29 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 1, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    LONDON, Ontario, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dying one-year-old Joseph Maraachli, whose parents are entangled in a legal battle after doctors refused to perform a simple procedure that would allow him to die at home, should have had that procedure “a long time ago,” a pioneer in the field of neonatology has told LifeSiteNews.com. But the physician’s statements came on the same day that the hospital where Joseph is being kept said it is willing to send him home, but with an important catch: they still refuse to perform the tracheostomy that allowed a sibling of Joseph’s who had a...
  • (Baby) Joseph's father prays for a miracle

    03/06/2011 9:52:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | 3/6/11 | Jane Sims
    Moe Maraachli says he is praying for a miracle, but not only for his dying son. He said, after a small rally in a London hotel with about two dozen people, he wants the stone removed from Baby Joseph’s doctor’s chest and “put a heart for him.” “Maybe he be human like us.” Maraachli, 37, wants his son’s doctor to put in a tracheotomy and send his baby home to Windsor to die. The grieving dad hasn’t changed his sad tune since his son’s condition has worsened since he was admitted to hospital. But more people keep joining in the...
  • Baby Joseph's family gets help from 'a mama grizzly'

    03/05/2011 4:10:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 4, 2011
    The parents of a terminally ill Windsor, Ont., baby are being represented by a prominent U.S. lawyer who has ties to Sarah Palin. CeCe Heil is connected to a Washington law firm, which has fought for right-wing Christian causes throughout the United States. Heil said she hopes to find a hospital in the U.S. that will agree to care for Joseph Maraachli, who has been on life support for months at a hospital in London, Ont., due to a fatal neurological disease. Doctors want to remove his breathing tube, and a judge has sided with them, but the family of...
  • Standing jet ready to take Baby Joseph to any willing U.S. Hospital

    03/05/2011 2:41:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/4/11 | John-Henry Westen
    Moe Maraachli with a photo of his son Joseph. STATEN ISLAND, NY, March 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Priests for Life, the American Center for Law and Justice, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and other pro-life and pro-family organizations have been negotiating with hospitals across the United States for more than a week to have them agree to admit baby Joseph Maraachli. Baby Joseph is the one-year-old in a London Ontario hospital whose doctors are seeking to remove his ventilator against his parents’ wishes.To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here.Father...
  • Pro-Life Legal Group Now Helping Parents of Baby Joseph

    03/04/2011 8:51:54 AM PST · by julieee · 4 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 4, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Legal Group Now Helping Parents of Baby Joseph London, Ontario -- The American Center for Law and Justice, a pro-life legal group, is now helping the parents of Baby Joseph Maraachli, who is suffering from a terminal illness that will soon take his life. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/04/pro-life-legal-group-now-helping-parents-of-baby-joseph/
  • Alex Schadenberg: The Baby Joseph case affects us all

    03/04/2011 5:41:50 AM PST · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/3/11 | Alex Schadenberg
    Joseph Maraachli with his father, Moe March 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The case of baby Joseph started out fairly clear, but as time has passed many people have interpreted it as something it is not. Joseph Maraachli was born without any problems. Then in May 2010, the Maraachli family brought Joseph to the Children’s Hospital in Detroit because he was unable to breath. After several weeks of treatment, Joseph went home with his family in good health. In October 2010, Joseph experienced a similar problem with breathing. His parents were driving home from Toronto and stopped at the hospital in...
  • Baby Joseph’s lawyer dropped from case: prayer vigils planned

    03/01/2011 3:57:34 PM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/1/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here.LONDON, Ontario, March 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The expert lawyer representing dying one-year-old Joseph Maraachli, whose hospital is seeking to remove his ventilator against his parents’ wishes, was removed from the case today.Mark Handelman, who the family hired with the financial backing of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, had been negotiating with the hospital, and was successful in having the hospital delay removing the ventilator.  It is unclear at this point what effect Handelman’s removal will have on Joseph’s cause.  LifeSiteNews was unsuccessful in reaching Joseph’s...
  • Baby Joseph can go home to die, but without tracheotomy: family says unacceptable

    02/28/2011 3:57:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/28/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here.LONDON, Ontario, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dying one-year-old Joseph Maraachli, whose parents are entangled in a legal battle after doctors refused to perform a simple procedure that would allow him to die at home, should have had that procedure “a long time ago,” a pioneer in the field of neonatology has told LifeSiteNews.com.But the physician’s statements come on the same day that the hospital where Joseph is being kept has said it is willing to send him home, but with an important catch: they...
  • Fr. Pavone, the ‘Terri Schiavo Priest’, will pay to bring Baby Joseph to U.S.

    02/25/2011 2:38:00 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 25, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Baby Joseph and Fr. Pavone ROME, Italy, February 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Father Frank Pavone, who became known as the “Terri Schiavo Priest” for his role in trying to save the life of the late Florida woman in 2005, has joined the fight to save a Canadian baby from a cruel early death. “If I have to fly from Rome to Canada to get Baby Joseph out of the hospital and back home where he belongs, I am ready to do that right now,” said Father Pavone, who has been attending meetings at the Vatican this week. Father Pavone said...
  • ‘Death panels’: Canadian court rules baby’s life support removed against parents’ wishes

    02/17/2011 1:47:52 PM PST · by NYer · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 17, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Moe Maraachli with his son Joseph. Joseph's life support is scheduled to be removed on Monday, against his parents' wishes. LONDON, Ontario, February 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One-year-old Joseph Maraachli of Windsor, Ontario will have his life support removed Monday at 10 am. after the Ontario Superior Court today rejected an appeal by the parents to bring him home where he can die under their care. A leading anti-euthanasia advocate says the decision facilitates a system where doctors are authorized to force life and death decisions on patients, warning that this is, in fact, far worse than the “death...
  • Alex Schadenberg: Save baby Joseph Maraachli vigil - Monday at 9 AM

    02/19/2011 1:06:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Euthanasia Prevention Coalition ^ | 2/19/11 | Alex Schadenberg
    On Thursday, I wrote a comment about the decision by the Ontario Superior Court to withdraw the ventilator from 13 month old, Joseph Maraachli. This is not a case of euthanasia but it is an injustice that will effect Ontario citizens because the Judge decided that the decision of the doctors and the hospital is upheld against the reasonable decision of the family. All the family is wanting to do is bring Joseph home so that he can die in the care of his family. A group of people who are supporting the Maraachli family are having a vigil...
  • Hospital threatens to remove baby Joseph’s life support anyway - parents denied private visitations

    02/22/2011 4:04:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/22/11 | Patrick B. Craine
      Moe Maraachli with another son and Joseph. To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here.LONDON, Ontario, February 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While things were looking up for the parents of Joseph Maraachli this past weekend, the picture has now become bleaker. In the latest twist in the case the London hospital where their dying son is being cared for is seeking to remove the parents’ decision-making power after they refused to have him taken off life support. Hospital security is also denying them private visitations. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia...
  • Baby Joseph saved from life support removal – transfer to Michigan hospital likely

    02/21/2011 3:51:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/20/11 | John-Henry Westen
    Baby Joseph Maraachli and his father Moe. To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here.LONDON, Ontario, February 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One-year-old Joseph Maraachli of Windsor, Ontario, who was to have his life support removed Monday at 10 am. against his parents’ wishes, will now not die on the day that Ontario residents celebrate as Family Day.  A hustle by pro-life and anti-euthanasia groups resulted in a change in legal counsel, which has led to at least a temporary stay of removal of the child’s ventilator.  Alex Schadenberg, head of the Euthanasia Prevention...