Parents fight to keep nine year old child on life support against wishes of Texas hospital

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Hospital attempts to disconnect child’s life support against parents’ wishes

By Carole Novielli |  Via LiveActionNews.org

life supportUPDATE: ABC7: The couple’s attorney, Justin Moore, said the delay was necessary to allow them time to find another medical facility willing to keep Payton alive. State District Judge Melody Wilkinson has scheduled a Friday morning hearing to reconsider the order after further developments, however.

UPDATE 10/01, 4:11 p.m.: According to the Star-Telegram, State District Judge Melody Wilkinson has granted the family’s request for a 14-day restraining order to keep the hospital from removing Payton’s life support. However, the judge “also scheduled a hearing for 9:30 a.m. Friday to revisit the order an take into consideration any new developments.”

10/01: Cook Children’s Hospital in North Texas is set to remove life support today from a nine-year-old child against the wishes of her parents unless the family finds another hospital to take…

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