Manchester, England, Aug 14, 2021 / 13:00 pm
The Fixsler family is fighting to keep their 2-year-old daughter, Alta, on life support in the U.K. But the Hasidic Jewish family is facing one court defeat after another in what a family friend calls a “devastating” situation.
“At any time, the hospital can start a 72-hour clock to discontinue the care for Alta,” Yossi Gestetner, a family friend and spokesperson for the Fixslers, told EWTN News In Depth on Aug. 6.
Since birth, little Alta has received life-sustaining care as a patient at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Born eight weeks premature in Manchester, England, she suffered a severe hypoxic-ischemic brain injury at birth.