Critically ill Alberta baby dies before expected life-support ruling

Relatives have confirmed that an eight-month-old southern Alberta girl who was at the centre of a battle to keep her on life support has died.

LETHBRIDGE — Relatives have confirmed that an eight-month-old southern Alberta girl who was at the centre of a battle to keep her on life support has died.

Hermella Mammo died Dec. 20 at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.

The Lethbridge infant was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at two months of age, but after surgery to remove it she contracted a virus.

Hermella was declared brain-dead in August, but her parents believed she was improving and won a temporary court injunction earlier this month to prevent Alberta Health Services from taking their daughter off life support.

A judge was expected to rule on the case next Monday.

A fund started through the Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society to help the Mammos with legal costs has since been closed, with an undisclosed amount to be released to the family.

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