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Israel Stinson Brain Death Dispute Continues


Israel Stinson was declared dead by clinicians at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center.  But his parents, Jonee Fonseca and Nate Stinson, do not accept that diagnosis. 

They explained in a recent interview:  “Because of our faith we will wait for our son to wake up . . . It’s just something telling us, ‘Don’t give up.’” 

“And we won’t give up. God won’t give up. . . .  We’re hoping with God that something gives. Anything’s possible.”

Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF), got a one-week extension on a temporary restraining order mandating Kaiser to continue “treatment” to keep Israel’s condition stable, while the family seeks a second opinion.

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