MANCHESTER (VINnews) — In a tragic and outrageous turn of events, the life of a 2-year-old Jewish girl was ripped away on Monday by the U.K. government.Click to get Text Message Updates right to your phone
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At this point, most readers are famliar with the Alta Fixsler story.
Alta was born with severe brain damage, which necessitated her to be on life support from that point forward. After The Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust decided that it would be “humane” to remove Alta from life support, Alta’s parents Avraham and Chaya Fixsler dedicated their lives to saving their daughter’s life.
The bitter months-long legal battle was featured front and center across a wide range of media publications.
Alta’s parents who both have Israeli citizenship engaged in an enormous lobbying effort, which saw the involvement of both the Israeli and U.S. governments, in order to have Alta transferred to either one of those two countries where she would have the chance to live. This undertaking was to be at no cost to the hospital, as various organizations were prepared to foot the bill.
But despite even a personal request from Sen. Chuck Schumer to British PM Boris Johnson in a face to face meeting, the courts insisted that the hospital’s recommendation be followed.
And as if this wasn’t enough, the courts also refused to grant the family the grace of having Alta pass away at home.
In his ruling, Justice Alistair MacDonald said he was confident his decision had considered all needs related to Alta’s end of life, as well as her parents’ Orthodox Jewish beliefs.
“I am satisfied that this option best accommodates Alta’s welfare need for specialist care at the end of her life under a reliable, safe and sustainable system of high caliber care protected from disruption, whilst allowing, in so far as possible and consistent with Alta’s best interests, the family and the community to perform the sacred religious obligations of the Orthodox Jewish faith,” he ruled.
And so, on the evening of Monday October 18th 2021, Alta Fixsler was killed by the U.K. government.
In her last moments, Alta was surrounded by a group of family and close friends, while Sheyela Gluck sang songs of Chizuk.
After she was removed from life support, Alta began to breathe on her own for approximately 90 minutes, before eventually returning her soul to her creator.
The pain of losing Alta A”H is carried by the entire Klal Yisroel.
Boruch Dayan HaEmmes
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