Stop Emilio Gonzales 10-day Death Countdown sign now

A Reaction to the Proposed Removal of Emilio Gonzales Life Support

Dear Governor Perry

On April 19, 2007, 16 month old Emilio Gonzales, against the wishes of his mother, is going to be taken off the respirator that is keeping him alive. We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, join disability rights activists and feminist disability rights activists across the country in denouncing this action as cruel and inhumane.

Under the provisions of The Texas Futile Care Law, the doctors treating Emilio for Leigh's Disease have overrided the wishes of his mother, Catarino Gonzales, that he be given more time to live. With the backing of the hospital's ethics committee, doctors have determined that treatment is "medically futile" and that if another hospital cannot be found for Emilio by April 19, then they will remove his ventilator and feeding tube, which will result in his death.

It is not the severity of Emilio's illness that is at issue here. Rather, we are opposed to the state-sanctioned removal of Emilio's life support and the violation of his human and civil rights and protections. We also join his mother, Catarina Gonzales, in her condemnation of doctors "godlike position," and believe her fight for the right of Emilio to live is life-sustaining and life-affirmative. Counter to the perspective of doctors, we do not believe it is undignifying to be on life support.

Please act today!!!! Time is running out. Please stop Emilio's death countdown. Although there are moves to overturn the futility care law to "treatment pending transfer," Emilio cannot wait until the law changes.

Like 6 month old Sun Hudson, who was disconnected from his life support in 2005, against the wishes of his mother, Emilio can't wait for a change in the law. He will die on April 19 when he is removed from his ventilator.



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  • 10 February 20161000. Kathy B
    Please Don't kill this baby like they did Terri Schiavo..
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    Please do the right thing and help preserve this childs life - not be a part of his death.
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    do not consign this child to death Address New Jersey Affiliation Roman Catholic believer in LIFE
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  • 07 January 2016985. Christine P
    We must leave the decision to Our Lord!!! FIGHT FOR LIFE SICK OR UNBORN!!!!!
  • 01 January 2016984. Brian B
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  • 01 January 2016983. Carla M
    Emilio should not be offed by the hospital
  • 27 December 2015982. Janice S
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    Let Emilio live; give his loving family other options
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  • 17 December 2015977. Barb Andleet
    I have a nephew who has Leighs disease, he is 13 years old he is a beautiful boy and a joy to be with he has also been on life support in his life time but has always come around which i believe is because of the love he recieves from his parents and the
  • 14 December 2015976. Edlin Davila
    He is still alive and not dead so the plug should NOT be pulled
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