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A LIFE SAVED—TINSLEE LEWIS GOES HOME!
April 19, 2022
                                                                                                                           
None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. 
                                               
 ~Mother Teresa

“Baby Tinslee’s” fight for life started in November 2019 when a Texas hospital moved to end her life against her mother’s wishes under the deadly Texas 10-Day Rule (see below). A fierce court battle was waged with Tinslee’s mother on one side and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth on the other. Amid this fierce battle for Tinslee’s life, HALO, along with other prolife organizations and individuals, was a signatory to an amicus brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) on behalf of Tinslee and her family. SCOTX delivered a huge win by ruling to keep Tinslee on life support against the hospital's appeal to remove it.  

HALO is proud to have fought for Tinsley’s life. Today, Tinslee Lewis is a thriving, happy three-year-old who has been released from the hospital and is now living at home!

In the article Tinslee Lewis Beats the 10-Day Rule, Texas Right to Life notes, “Tinslee’s success story shows that, in the absence of an anti-life countdown, families and hospitals can work together for the benefit of the patient. Yet, despite triumphs like Tinslee’s, the 10-Day Rule is STILL LAW in Texas and is still destroying lives."

Please join HALO and Texas Right to Life in praying that the Texas 10-Day Rule is abolished!
TEXAS 10-DAY RULE
 
The 10-Day Rule is a part of the Texas Advance Directives Act (§166.046). Basically, this “rule” allows a hospital ethics committee to decide to remove life-sustaining treatment from a patient against the patient’s or family’s wishes. The patient or patient’s decision maker (usually family)    most likely, not professionals and are generally ill-equipped to defend their position. The committee follows with a written notice of its decision that life-sustaining treatment is “inappropriate.” Receipt of this notice marks the start of a ten-day countdown. “The physician and the health care facility,” states the law, “are not obligated to provide life-sustaining treatment after the 10th day after the written decision.” Finding another facility that will honor the patient’s/family’s treatment wishes and transferring the patient—at the expense of the patient and/or family—are monumental tasks which often prove impossible within the ten-day window.
SAVE THE DATE!

WHEN:                 Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 pm
WHERE:               Church of St Raphael’s
                              7301 Bass Lake Road
                              Crystal, MN  55428

Learn about Dr. Heidi Klessig's personal experience with brain death that shook her to her core! 

Light refreshments will be served and there will be several door prizes! For more information, see event flyer, email feedback@halovoice.org or call 1-888-221-HALO (4256), ext. 1.
AND THE LUCKY WINNER OF HALO'S VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT IS...

Ashley Leenerts from Austin, TX

Congratulations to Ashley! Thanks to everyone who participated in HALO's website scavenger hunt. We hope you found HALO's website (www.halovoice.org) informative and easy to navigate.

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The Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization (HALO) is a voice for the medically vulnerable. As a non-profit, Christian organization, HALO addresses a wide array of ethical issues including euthanasia, assisted suicide, rationing of medical services, and hastening of death in healthcare settings. In addition, HALO promotes life-affirming healthcare practices, life-protective advance directives, and compassionate care for the sick and those nearing the end of their lives. In all circumstances, HALO espouses in healthcare practice the sanctity and integrity of every human person.

HALO accomplishes its mission through intercessory prayer; widespread education; community awareness and assistance programs; interaction with patients, families, and caregivers; and referrals to appropriate resources when necessary.

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