Israel Stinson

2-year-old Israel Stinson's life support will be removed Friday, May 20, if his family can't find a new hospital to take his body.

Little Israel suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest following a severe asthma attack on April 1.

Israel was declared brain dead by a group of doctors who examined him independently at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Sacramento on April 14. The family says the brain scan tests were performed without their permission.

Israel’s mother Jonee Fonseca had placed sticky notes around the child's room expressly prohibiting any brain scans.

Fonseca and Israel's father Nate Stinson believe Israel is still alive and would like the chance to transfer him to a new facility.

The family believes that as long as his heart is beating he is alive.

Last week U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller granted the family one week (until Friday) to find another hospital before life support will be removed.

“The judge denied our petition for a preliminary injunction to keep Israel on life support until a transfer hospital could be found,” Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) Executive Director Alexandra Snyder told LifeSiteNews. “Instead, she extended the current order to close of business on Friday.”

Snyder hopes to transfer the boy's body to a longterm facility. She said her organization has a life flight on standby to take him anywhere in the country.

“We will do whatever it takes to facilitate the transfer,” Snyder told LifeSiteNews.

Israel's case draws comparisons to Jahi Mcmath who was declared brain dead after having her tonsils removed at Children's Hospital Oakland in 2014. After a long battle in the courts, Jahi was transferred to a facility that specializes in warehousing brain dead patients.

  • bemetoo

    OMG SO SO SO SAD

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Severe asthma attack? This is terrible. Sending prayers up for the family to make the best decision that will give them peace and save this young one from suffering.

    What a way to end the workday Sandra!

  • T3

    ??

  • Mel

    Very sad it's not an easy decision to make. Is that young lady still in the hosp on life support or did they take her off ?

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, she's in a facility on life support. Her family posts updates on FB periodically.

  • Noirluv45

    I look at the picture of that baby in his bed all hooked up to life support and my heart sinks. I feel so bad for him and his family. For those on the outside, they might not understand the undying hope a parent in this situation might feel. He's still a baby.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Welp, that's gonna do it for me.... can't be out maneuvering on the beltway with tears and snot running down my face... Bless this mother and child, but I ain't reading beyond the heading...

  • Blak

    They need to let go. He will have no quality of life hooked up to a machine like that forever. At this point, doing this to this child should be considered an indignity and incredibly selfish

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    My nephew is 2 and also has asthma. Matter of fact, he just got out of the hospital last week. I know my own family's struggle with a sick child, so I can only imagine this family's pain. God bless this baby and prayers his family makes the best decision for him.???

  • KB

    ? Prayers.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How embarrassing. I thought today was Friday.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    495?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Freudian slip. I wish it was Friday, too.

  • My Thoughts

    After a long battle in the courts, Jahi was transferred to a facility that specializes in warehousing brain dead patients.
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    Dead azz wrong lady! ?????

  • Finding Forever…

    These hospitals can be SOOOO damn insensitive & look at patients as nothing more than dollars in a bed. How do you EVER expect a parent to make this kind of decision, a two years old, and in a week? If there is no "chance" they put that PRESSURE on you something terrible. My family went through this with my grandmother.Had all kind of experts to "discuss" the matter or rather force your hand. Came home & prayed because no one wanted to make that decision, got a call the next day after our daily visit that we needed to get back but by the time we got there she went on her own. So I understand there are "medical factors", but until placed in the situation...ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY & HOPE FOR GUIDANCE, IT'S TOUGH.

  • B.Loveitt

    How sad!!!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    It's ok it does feel like a Friday.

  • MookieFly

    transferred to a facility that specializes in warehousing brain dead patients.
    ------------------------
    Really? Like really? You probably giggled at yourself too smh. Anyway, having to come to the realization that your child may not return from something small like a dentist trip or asthma attack is terrifying. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    This is so sad. I am sending prayers and peace the family way. I know this must be hard. Asthma is no joke. I know because it runs through my family and when I was younger I had short of breath. I pray God gives this mother peace.

  • n1kk1a

    I woke up today thinking it was Friday...

  • n1kk1a

    Leap years do that to you, I guess.

  • Yardgirl

    Good luck to your nephew! My 9 yr old god-daughter has asthma, with severely allergies, had a serious attack last week and ended up in the hospital for 2 days. People don't understand the seriousness of asthma and that you can die.

    I feel bad for that family, I don't know if I could take my child off life support *sobs* :-(

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Bless this family......... :(

  • CaramelDrop

    IKR!! Praying for the mom... I KNOW I would do the same in her position.... GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY! HE would have to give me peace in that decision....I'm starting to distrust California doctors... They write people off too quickly.

  • CaramelDrop

    ????????

  • Yardgirl

    Amen!!

  • Fendi

    Sandra:

    What happened to Zeralyn (on Twitter)? Were you two friends? I'm guessing she passed away. I want to ask one of my friends, but she is real fragile rn.

  • Di Ana

    What was the point in putting sticky notes prohibiting any brain scans? Does that mean he could've stayed in the hospital if no brain scans were done?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    It's a huge convo here in Cali. They mistakenly diagnosed a girl as brain dead at John Muir Hospital and a different team of docs came in and reversed the decision. They were just trying to please the insurance company and turn beds for the hospital. I just hope the right thing is done by this child; whatever that may be.

  • Fendi

    Sandra:

    I came on to ask about Zeralyn, but I see she passed away from complications of breast cancer. Not sure if you still tweet/anyone told you.

    RIP.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I'm assuming they didn't want their 2yr old exposed to the radiation from the CT scanner.*********************************************************************************** Advances in technology and medical physics practice have helped to reduce the dose of radiation that patients receive from tests like CT. However, depending on a patient's size and imaging needs, the radiation exposure of a CT scan is equivalent to about 100 to 200 chest x-rays.Feb 4, 2015

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Yep!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I was so ready for the weekend to start tomorrow. ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    God bless your God daughter. I pray she and my nephew grow out of it.

  • Brook York

    My heart goes out to this family, this is so sad.

  • product of 79

    ??? FATHER GOD please give them strength to get through this ? PRAYERS UP

  • nicelyput32

    Is that a hint to let us know what to expect or not to expect tomorrow?

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you, from your mouth to God's ears, amen!

  • ArDnAhC45

    Sad

  • Mel

    Oh wow thanks Hun

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    YES - this touches very close to home. I know a relative of this baby - cousin to the father. They have a GoFundMe page for legal help. Prayers to all.

  • AnonymousRose

    What is the gofundme link, if u have. It. Thanks....im sad just looking at tjis baby, my lord

  • Felicia Kelley

    Wow!!
    Your in No. Cali also??

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Agreed - It is heartbreaking. Here is the link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/ehyxxcrw

  • Sexy CJ

    **********

  • charallday

    Poor baby, and so sad.

  • charallday

    My youngest two have asthma but I am the one who used to stay in the hospital .... the longest was 3 months when I was 16.I nearly died and my mom and dad were doing funeral arrangements. God had other plans though. I still have it bad and have come very close to death in the past few days from it. Again God is not done. My heart aches for this mother and her child. I know what the attacks do to me, I can imagine how it was for this little boy

  • charallday

    Code for $$$

  • scentsychick30

    So sad,prayers up for this family and their little one. Hopefully they get the miracle I'm sure they are praying for.??

  • Shana

    Here go another Jahi situation... Poor baby. Rest his soul.

  • Auditor

    Asthma ain't no joke! I had one when I first moved here. Hadn't had one like that EVER...just usually shortness of breath or a little wheezing. Felt like my lungs were collapsing. Those commercials are right...felt like a fish out of water.

  • charallday

    Wow

  • free

    I saw SR's tweet. RIP Zeralyn!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I'm done over Zeralyn man. Done. I was such a fan. Been following her cancer fight for a minute. God bless that woman.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    This is so sad....I can't fathom the choice that has to be made as a parent you will want to move heaven and earth to keep them safe and alive. My heart goes to them.

  • free

    I didn't even know she had cancer. I only know her from SR but feel like she's fam.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Make sure you keep it handy, as a kid I had bad ones like ER in the middle of the night ones.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Oh no ? may she RIP

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Been following her forever on Twitter but I barely tweet anymore but is so sad to hear this.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    A Rose came on here awhile ago and said she was sick. Pre Daquan. Year and some change.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    She had disappeared from Twitter then popped back up. I don't even got Twitter, never did, and would look for her periodically. Man listen.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She was beautiful ugh I loathe cancer with a passion.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    There is a pic of her when she was fighting of her, bald head, with her makeup and lashes etc on. That chick was IT. So pretty. Told it like it was. Lived life her way. I read her blog back when. Damn.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She shole did...no more pain, it's so horrible what that ish takes people through. Forever beautiful she remains.

  • Look@m3

    Wow....what a beautiful lil boy

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Keep that handy.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I hope that things get better for you and I pray God continues to heal and keep you.

  • Auditor

    Damn I can't imagine having one that wakes you out of a dead sleep. I was chilling, driving and it hit me. Almost didn't know what was going on cause I have panic attacks too that have your ass not being able to breath. But this just felt different so I grabbed my pump puffed two times and pulled in the parking lot. Got out went into a fast food restaurant just in case so folks could see if something went sideways. Drove off after about 15 minutes.

  • cameron

    I hope not. Parents need to let go. It's not fair for them or the child. Poor little guy.

  • Chef TJ. W

    My heart just skipped a beat. I have a daughter who has delt with severe asthma since she was 3 months old. We have been in picu over 20 times sometimes as much as 4 times a year. She has stopped breathing once and had to be incubated 2 or 3 times and she has had to have forced air treatments. She recently underwent 3 separate brocoscpy surgeries to open airways in a collapsed lung. Asthma is not a joke and my heart truly goes out to this family. I don't know what I would do. Lord give them strength! I pray

  • Yardgirl

    Oh no! I am so sorry to heat that you have so many issues with asthma. I hope and pray that you get better. God bless!

  • Yardgirl

    Sorry to hear about your daughter's struggles, poor baby. Good luck with it all and God bless.

  • Fendi

    Thanks for that. I wasn't aware SR was tweeting again. Last I remembered, she was locked out of her account or it was suspended. Something like that. That was a while ago.

  • Jusstlookn

    Good morning all. This is truly sad, unbearable to be faced with this decision to end your childs life, I've faced this twice. Once with my son who spent 8.5 in NICU and years on oxygen. He's 19 and a amazing young adult. But I also had to make decision to give peemission to end all efforts of life support for my daughter. You must strong in the word of God. God Bless them.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Well, bless your heart, I can't even imagine. I'm sorry for your loss, but glad to know your son is yet thriving.

  • Amel

    This is so heartbreaking but why would you want your little boy to be a vegetable? His brain is dead and his spirit is gone.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Prayers to u

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Prayers to u

  • Auditor

    Wow I can't imagine...prayers for you.

  • melissaisasnob

    And other children could benefit from his organs. If they keep him like this they will start breaking down.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You are so strong mama. I love you.

  • Auditor

    I wonder about people like this. Are they stuck in limbo? Is their soul still there or has it already gone on?

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    *walks in* Oh we still here? I'll come back for a more Friday friendly post. This one is a bit sad for me.

  • SameoleJ

    God Bless you and your son and RIP to your daughter.

  • SameoleJ

    That "warehousing" mention stuck me hard as well.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    New post. It's sad too

  • SameoleJ

    Yeah, new post needed. Good Morning and Happy Friday

  • AnonymousRose

    thank you honey :)

  • Luv R

    "Warehousing brain dead patients"?!! #WOW

  • iyonah

    This is sad to read about. Warehousing 'brain dead' patients, is strong verbiage Sandra -_- ..

  • holmesa925

    I couldn't imagine having to make that decision. I think all parents have that hope that the child will miraculously wake up. It's happened before. All the what-if's going through their minds right now. So sad.

  • Guess Who

    I hate stories like this! As a mother....that has to be excruiating.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Glad you are ok

  • cameron

    Israel is stuck because his patents are not understanding that he is gone. As a parent, I know what they are going through, been there. I hope they let him go soon.

  • cameron

    Israel is stuck because his patents are not understanding that he is gone. As a parent, I know what they are going through, been there. I hope they let him go soon.

  • Nonya Bizness

    "Jahi was transferred to a facility that specializes in warehousing brain dead patients." Jahi is in an apartment, while her triflin family continues to fight to have her death certificate reversed, because the cap on Malpractice in Ca is $250k, but if the person is alive and needs constant care, there's no cap. Jahi's uncle said "$250k is chump change." Judge Grillo is the reason this poor baby is going through what he's going through, as far as the family and these extensions, because that's the judge in Jahi's case who started all these time extensions, like he knows more about Brain Death than Doctors do. All Jahi's family has done is lie, lie, lie. Lied on the hospital, lied about suctioning her, lied about having a helicopter fly her to NJ, lied to raise donations for said helicopter she didn't use, lied about her having a "simple tonsillectomy" when she really had 3 surgeries, and continues to lie by saying Jahi is alive,"sitting Indian style in the bed,listening to her Ipod."

  • Nonya Bizness

    She's in an APARTMENT with her mom, stepdad and younger sister, and her family lies, so their updates are that she's alive, which is not even close to being true.

  • Nonya Bizness

    God had the final say when he took these children. Take Jahi and this baby off LIFE SUPPORT and you will see what God has to say. But NOOO, no one wants to take them off Life Support, because then they'll have to face the reality that they are no longer alive.Jahi never attempted to breathe during any of her numerous Apnea Tests, and her mom babbles about God and FK Brain Death, but won't unplug the machines.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Yes, she was wrong about the facility. Jahi is actually in an apartment, still brain dead, AND is decaying. She has necrosis and her eyes are sinking in to her skull. I know you're trying to say Sandra was wrong for making that comment, but she was simply telling the truth that a lot of people refuse to hear.

  • Hmmm~?

    There is no quality of life since he's dead. Brain death means that you've already moved on. He's a corpse being kept "alive" by the machines.

  • colejk

    As mom to a 2.5 yr old boy, this story absolutely devastated me. Rationally speaking, I understand what a diagnosis of brain death means. Yet I watched the video of Israel's mom tickling & talking to him to get a better understanding of what the family is seeing & having to wrap their minds around. Even knowing the docs are saying his movements are only spinal reflexes, it would be nearly impossible to accept as a mother. So wrong as it may be, I honestly don't think I could pull the plug either...Lord, forgive me.

    Praying that God reveals His will in this situation soon--be it a miracle or Israel's peaceful transition--and that his family receives all the necessary love, strength and support to deal with whatever comes.

  • CaramelDrop

    Hey, it's your opinion and your entitled to it. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY DISAGREE with you. I PRAY you are never in a position to have to make this type of decision about your seed or any other loved one.

  • charallday

    Thank you

  • charallday

    Aww, thanks

  • Auditor

    I hope so...I'm just thinking of one of those movies where the person is stuck in a bad place for whatever reason.

  • Auditor

    Thank you!

  • Lambily01

    That would only be possible if he were in a coma.

  • Lambily01

    That is exactly what I just said to myself. If they believe that God is keeping her alive, they would've taken her off life support.

  • yelpforhelp

    Praying. Crying. Hugging my babies.

  • 19awesomegrl97

    FIX IT JESUS!

  • esh

    only JESUS has the answer and let us pray that whatever is done,it is done in His will. GOD bless this family.