Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Couple Allowed by Court to Keep Brain-Dead Daughter Alive for a Month

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Couple Allowed by Court to Keep Brain-Dead Daughter Alive for a Month

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Couple allowed to keep brain-dead girl alive

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LETHBRIDGE, - A couple in Lethbridge, Alta., will have a little more time with their eight-month-old daughter after a judge delayed a decision to take her off of life support.

Hermella Mammo was diagnosed with brain cancer at two months old and after surgery to remove a rare type of tumour, she contracted a virus that doctors say left her brain dead.

Her doctors said she would never recover and should be removed from life support, but the family disagreed.

Hermella's parents say they've seen signs of life and went to court to fight for the legal right to keep her alive.

Just before proceedings began, lawyers with Alberta Health Services gave Hermella's parents a stack of legal submissions and the judge ruled the couple should have more time to review that information. …

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