Israel Stinson
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A California 2-year-old whose family fought to keep him on life support after he was declared brain-dead has been transferred to another hospital, according to his family.

The family’s GoFundMe page declared that Israel Stinson was transferred to an undisclosed hospital in another country over the weekend.


“Israel Stinson was transferred out of Kaiser Permanente yesterday!!!” Jonee Fonseca, Israel’s mother, said on the page. “He has been taken to another facility and is already receiving care!!!”

“Due to the sensitivity of Israel’s case, we are not yet ready to disclose where he is, but we can say this … in order for Israel to receive his badly needed care, he had to be transferred out of the United States,” Fonseca added.

“After weeks and weeks of searching, no hospital facility in the United States would accept our son. And because of you all and your generous donations, Israel was able to beat the odds and is now being cared for as a live human being,” she said.


Fonseca went on to add that a neurologist and pediatric specialist saw the boy at the new hospital and that they have said that he is not brain-dead. According to the mother, Israel is now on a treatment protocol and receiving other nutrients.

Fox News confirmed with family attorney Kevin Snider that the boy was indeed transferred outside the U.S., but he declined to disclose any other information.

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