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Downriver mother fights to keep child on life support; facility rejects transfer

It’s been a heartbreaking few weeks for an Ash Township family.

Bobby Reyes, 14, was hospitalized at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor after a severe asthma attack in September. His mother, Sarah Jones, successfully fought to stop the hospital from taking her son off life support when doctors declared him brain-dead.

Allegiant Healthcare of Phoenix originally agreed to take Reyes in. The facility specializes in long-term post-acute, medically complex care services to patients who are recovering from serious illnesses or injuries and require additional critical care services for their conditions.

Jones had planned to move to Arizona to be close to her son during treatment, but at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the facility called after re-reviewing Reyes’ case and would not accept him after all.

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