Reprieve for Catie: Hospital will not pull the plug

Thank you SO MUCH to all who showed up for Catie by getting the word out and calling the hospital. You are AMAZING! We have learned that the hospital is not going to remove Catie’s oxygen. They agreed to abide by her wishes and the wishes of her health care proxy to allow Catie to remain on oxygen. She is resting comfortably now. Thank you again! ❤️

Here is our official statement:

Yesterday, Life Legal reported that 64-year-old Catie Cassidy was threatened with removal of oxygen while receiving care at a Minnesota hospital. Without supplemental oxygen, Catie would have suffocated to death. 

In response, Life Legal attorneys sent a demand letter letting the hospital know of its duties under Minnesota law. 

We received news today that Fairview Hospital in Edina is fully cooperating with Catie’s health care proxy and that they will continue to provide Catie with oxygen as needed.

We are grateful for the work of our Life Legal Minnesota team, especially attorneys Wayne Holstad and Craig Beuning of Holstad and Knaak, who intervened immediately on Catie’s behalf. 

“Life Legal is pleased that Catie will receive the care she needs and that her wish to fight for her life as long as she can will be honored,” said Life Legal Executive Director Alexandra Snyder. “It is time for us to have a larger conversation about the inherent value of every human life and about our moral obligation to protect those who are most vulnerable.”

2 thoughts on “Reprieve for Catie: Hospital will not pull the plug”

  1. We know this is the climate of death we were warned about coming and it is here… Thanks for your work to do the right thing for Cassie…. I love that the hospital was concerned threatened with a little publicity …

  2. Maureen Elizabeth Wong

    We are grateful the Hospital has changed it’s mind and will provide O2 for a 64 year old patient – very young by today’s standards. Please continue to feed and hydrate her also. Thank you for your attention to this issue. We reject euthanasia.

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