LONDON, ONT.—The parents of a dying 13-month-old boy from Windsor, Ont., are said to be devastated after suffering yet another setback.
Joseph Maraachli's family received word late Wednesday afternoon that the Children's Hospital of Michigan has decided not to request the transfer of the baby from a London, Ont., hospital.
“Joseph’s parents are devastated by the news that the Michigan Children’s Hospital will not accept Joseph,”
their lawyer Mark Handleman said in an email to The Canadian Press Wednesday night.
Moe Maraachli hoped to transfer his son to the U.S. hospital after waging a months-long battle to stop doctors at London's Victoria Hospital from taking the baby off a ventilator.
Alex Schadenberg, the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, said he was with Joseph's father when he got the news