Monday, March 14, 2011

You win a few

Two pieces of good news today:

Baby Joseph, whom I blogged about earlier is now at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Kudos to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life for working with authorities and health care providers in Canada and the US to help save this boy from being euthanized. The new hospital is willing to perform the tracheotomy that will allow baby Joseph to go home and be with his family.

In a similar story, the feeding tube has been restored for Rachel Nyirahabiyambere, a refugee to the US from Rwanda, who has been denied food and water by a US hospital for three weeks. Kudos here go to the Alliance Defense Fund and the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network for providing legal and other assistance to Mrs. Nyirahabiyambere and her family.

That makes two people in two countries that were going to be murdered by hospitals that now have a chance to live the remainder of their lives in peace. If you are looking for ways to perform your Lenten almsgiving, these three are worthy causes.


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