Israel Stinson, a two-year old with a severe brain injury is on life support at a Sacramento area hospital. He was declared “brain dead” three weeks ago, but has been moving and even breathing “over” or in addition to the ventilator at times. I have seen Israel move his upper body in response to my voice. He is ALIVE.
Here are the videos of Israel moving in response to his mother’s voice and touch:
This week, we were in federal court with the help of the Pacific Justice Institute to seek a temporary restraining order to keep Israel on his ventilator. The judge granted the temporary order, with the next hearing set for Wednesday, May 11.
Israel’s parents are still looking for a hospital that can take Israel to do the procedures needed for Israel to be released to home care. I have talked with many doctors who care for patients in Israel’s condition who have assured me that home care is a common option for their patients. Several doctors, including a neurologist, have viewed the videos of Israel moving and have reported that these movements are “purposeful” responses and that Israel is ALIVE.
Decisions regarding Israel’s care should be made by his parents. We will continue to fight for Israel and his family!
Thank you for your prayers!