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Baby Joseph Goes Home Breathing on His Own


Baby Joseph Goes Home Breathing on His Own

'Baby Joseph' became the center of an international debate last month after doctors in Canada recommended against a tracheotomy for the terminal 15 month-old boy, based on the invasiveness of the procedure and the infant's prognosis. Joseph suffers from a progressive neurological disease called Leigh Syndrome. With the help of Priests for Life, his parents flew to a St. Louis hospital to get the surgery that would allow their son to breathe on his own and return home to receive palliative care. After a successful surgery, the Maraachlis are back at home in Canada with Joseph.

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