“Baby Joseph’s” Parents to Carry on Baby’s Legacy

By Dave Andrusko Good news from the home town newspaper of the family of “Baby Joseph” Maraachli. Tomorrow the late baby’s parents, Moe Maraachli and Sana Nader, will hold a press conference where they will “join forces” with the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, the London Free Press reported Tuesday. “It’s the first opportunity …

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Baby Joseph was not in a PVS

By Alex Schadenberg On September 27, 2011, Joseph Maraachli, better known as baby Joseph, peacefully died at home with his family caring for him in Windsor Ontario Canada. Some of the article about the baby Joseph case have referred to him as being in a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS). Baby Joseph was not in a …

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“Baby Joseph” Passes Away Peacefully and at Home

By Dave Andrusko “Baby Joseph” Maraachli, the 20-month-old little boy who was at the center of a ferocious legal and medical battle, died at his home yesterday afternoon in Windsor, Canada. Brother Paul O’Donnell who was close to the parents, Joseph Maraachli and Sana Nader, said, “What they wanted was to let their baby die …

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“Baby Joseph” Dies Peacefully at Home

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. There is a second story on the passing of Baby Joseph here. Baby Joseph, who was the subject of a bitter futile care theory lawsuit that involved two elements: First, Canadian doctors and hospital administration wanting to end all life-sustaining treatment for the terminally ill boy so he would …

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Potentially Precedent-Setting Withdrawal of Treatment Case to be Heard by Canadian Court Today

By Dave Andrusko Last month we ran a column about a potentially precedent setting case in Canada with possible implications for the United States in light of the passage of ObamaCare. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) had been granted intervener status in the Rasouli v. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre case that will decide whether doctors …

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The Story Behind the Story of Baby Joseph

By Dave Andrusko There is always (to borrow from the legendary Paul Harvey) “the rest of the story,” the information that fleshes out what often are skeletal accounts. We’ve written a number of stories about “Baby Joseph” Maraachli, the gravely ill 15-month old baby whose parents fought an ultimately successful battle to have a tracheotomy …

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Baby Joseph’s Family Blessed by Son’s Presence at Home on Easter

By  Dave Andrusko I’m told by the technical types here at National Right to Life who (unlike yours truly) know how to track reader responses that an extraordinary number of people have followed our stories about  “Baby Joseph” Maraachli, the 15 month-old baby who, though very  ill, is now safely back  at home with his …

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“Baby Joseph” Leaves Hospital, Parents Express Gratitude for Prayers and Kindness

By Dave Andrusko Last night I took my oldest daughter to a late show at the movies. With my cell phone turned off, it was not until 12:45am that I read on my droid the encouraging email which had been sent to my computer hours earlier. “Baby Joseph” Maraachi would be leaving SSM Cardinal Glennon …

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“Baby Joseph”: A Lovely Video

By Dave Andrusko A quick update on “Baby Joseph” Maraachli, the critically ill infant who was at the center an intense legal battle sparked by the decision of physicians at London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, to ignore the parents’  wishes for a tracheotomy to make it possible to take their child home to be …

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Doctors Perform Tracheotomy on “Baby Joseph”

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today doctors at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, performed a tracheotomy on “Baby Joseph” Maraachli, the gravely ill Canadian baby whose parents fought for months with a Canadian hospital to have the operation for their child in order that he might be taken home. Physicians at …

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An Update on “Baby Joseph”

By Dave Andrusko Doctors at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, will perform a tracheotomy today or tomorrow on the gravely ill thirteen-month-old Canadian baby, Joseph Maraachli, “to facilitate his transition to a skilled nursing facility,” according to Dr. Robert Wilmott, chief of pediatrics. “Baby Joseph” has been the focal point …

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