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1 Save the Baby Joseph Petition on Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:35 pm

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‘Terri Schiavo Priest’ will pay to bring Baby Joseph to U.S.

ROME — Father Frank Pavone, who became known as the “Terri Schiavo Priest” for his role in trying to save the life of a Florida woman in 2005, has joined the fight to save a Canadian baby from a cruel 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 Priests for Life will pay all expenses to bring Baby Joseph and his family to a hospital in the United States that would agree to perform the tracheotomy that would make it possible for him to go home.

“The parents of this precious boy are asking only to be allowed to bring Baby Joseph home, where he can die surrounded by those who love him,” said Father Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. “It’s beyond imagination that they would have to ask. This is not an issue that belongs in the court, or in the hands of his doctors. This is their son; he needs to be home with his family.

Doctors at Children’s Hospital in London, Ontario, who have been treating the boy for a fatal degenerative disorder want to remove the breathing tube that is keeping 13-month-old Joseph Maraaachli alive. His parents, Moe Maraachli and Sana Nader, are fully aware that their son will not recover, but they want doctors to fit Joseph with a tracheotomy so they can bring him home as they did eight years ago with their baby daughter Zina, who had a similar condition and died six months after they brought her home. Instead of doing the tracheotomy, the doctors asked Ontario’s Consent and Capacity board for permission to remove the breathing tube. A judge last week agreed with the doctors’ position.

“This couple lost a child to this same disease eight years ago so they know exactly what they are dealing with, and what to expect as Baby Joseph reaches the end of his life. The small comfort they could take from Zina’s death was to know she died in peace surrounded by those whose lives she had touched in her own short life. They want the same for Baby Joseph.”

Father Pavone was with Terri Schiavo’s parents, brother and sister in her hospital room in the hours before the Florida woman died in 2005, two weeks after a court declared she could be denied food and water to bring on her death. Like the Maraachli family, the Schindlers wanted to bring Terri home.

“This same barbaric act is what the Canadian court is asking Baby Joseph’s family to endure,” Father Pavone said. “It is cruel, it is criminal and it cannot be allowed to happen again.”



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‘No hospital in Canada is going to go against the wishes of the London Children’s Hospital so we are going to have to look elsewhere,’ said family spokesman Sam Sansalone ‘One option the family are looking into is going across the border into the United States where we believe it is more likely a hospital will carry out the tracheotomy.

‘We don’t know how we are going to get Joseph there and we expect the hospital will try and stop it happening, but it is an option.’

Baby Joseph’s parents had already tried to send their son to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, just over the border, but they declined to take him.
Plea: Joseph with his father Moe, who wants another hospital - in the U.S. or Canada to help his son so they can prolong his life

Plea: Joseph with his father Moe, who wants another hospital - in the U.S. or Canada to help his son so they can prolong his life

A hospital has sparked a huge row by refusing to allow a mother and father to take their terminally ill baby home to die.
A hospital has sparked a huge row by refusing to allow a mother and father to take their terminally ill baby home to die.

Pain: Joseph's father Moe, left, and his wife Sana tried to send their baby to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, just over the border, but they refused

It is not clear how Baby they would be able to get him out of the hospital where he is being treated, let alone to America.

Mr Sansalone said: ‘We are going to look at every possibility. The longer this goes on the worse it is for Joseph and the family’.

The development came as support grew for the family with rallies and prayer meetings expected in London this weekend from American pro-life advocates.

Among them will be Bobby Schindler and Paul O'Donnell, representatives of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network and the Christian Defense Coalition.

Mr Schindler said: ‘Baby Joseph is a frightening example of how vulnerable patients suffer when the dignity of their life is not respected.

‘We urge as many people as possible to join us this weekend to support this family in their effort to simply bring their child home to die naturally.’

Baby Joseph has an undetermined fatal neurodegenerative disease and can only survive with the aid of a ventilator.
Conscious: The Canadian hospital wants to shut off Joseph's life-support machine despite the fact he is NOT in a vegetative state

Conscious: The Canadian hospital wants to shut off Joseph's life-support machine despite the fact he is NOT in a vegetative state

He was admitted to the London Children’s Hospital in October last year and has been intubated ever since.

His parents want the hospital to perform a tracheotomy so they can take the child away because they believe he has a chance of breathing on his own.

The did the same thing with their baby daughter Zina eight years ago - she had a similar condition and died six months after the family took her home.

When the dispute arose the hospital took the family to the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario, which arbitrates in cases where doctors and families cannot agree.

In their ruling they said Baby Joseph’s ‘best interests’ would involve the ‘removal of the endotracheal tube without replacement, a Do Not Resuscitate order and palliative care’.

The family challenged the judgement in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice but the court went against them.

They are now considering an appeal whilst Baby Joseph’s fate hangs in the balance.

The London Children’s Hospital have offered to let him go home but only on the condition he is placed ‘in the arms of his family before withdrawing the (life support) machine’ - effectively leaving him for dead.

Mr Maraachli and Ms Nader have said this is unacceptable but a compromise has yet to be reached.

They have also warned that removing his breathing tube after such a long time could lead to him being ‘strangled’ as his airways collapse.

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Windsor lawyer Claudio Martini to file appeal on behalf of baby Joseph Maraachli


By Chris Thompson March 8, 2011 11:04 AM

Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Windsor+lawyer+Claudio+Martini+file+appeal+behalf+baby+Joseph+Maraachli/4402642/story.html#ixzz1G1vIkOxr



WINDSOR, Ont. -- Windsor lawyer Claudio Martini has been retained by the family of baby Joseph Maraachli and is preparing an appeal of the London Superior Court decision to allow the hospital to remove the child’s breathing tube to the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto.

“I’ve been retained to file an appeal to the notice of appeal to the decision of the superior court,” said Martini, who said he was retained by the Maraachli family over the weekend.

“I will be filing the appeal in the next day or so.”

The appeal is of a London Superior Court decision last month ordering Joseph’s parents, Moe Maraachli and Sana Nader, to consent to having their infant’s breathing tube removed by the London Health Sciences Centre.

The Ontario Court of Appeal is the province’s highest court and consists of a three-judge panel in Toronto.

Martini said Joseph’s physical condition remains “status quo.”

Joseph suffers from a rare neurological condition and his parents have been appealing for the hospital to perform a tracheotomy so they can take him home to Windsor to die.

The case has become the focus of several U.S. right-wing and Christian groups, who rallied in London over the weekend.

The family also have a U.S. legal team to investigate whether Joseph could be moved there for treatment.
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