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Now a Third California Brain Death Dispute – Alan Sanchez

LA County-USC Medical Center says 17-year-old Alan Sanchez is brain dead. But his family wants to fight on.

“We’re fighting for his life right now,” said his sister, Laura Sanchez-Alvarado.  They said he needs another operation. Doctors are refusing to perform the operation because they said Sanchez is brain dead, days after being involved in a car accident.  

The family is working the phones and hoping a judge will step in.  (CBS News)  There is a GoFundMe site.

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