NJ Mom Fights Philadelphia Hospital After they Declare Her Son “Brain Dead”


(WTXF) – In the battle between a mom and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia another witness came forward Friday saying she doesn’t believe Areen who doctors declared brain dead will come back. Doctors want to pull the plug, but the 14-year old’s mom is refusing to give up. She says she knows her son is alive.

On the fourth floor of Philadelphia City Hall life and death were being debated. It’s happening behind the doors of Orphan’s Court and it’ll determine the fate of 14-year-old Areen Chakrabarti.

“It’s very sad. I’m the mother and I have to keep fighting for my child,” his mom, Rumpa Banerjee, said.

The teenager has been on life support for several weeks at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after suffering a brain injury during a fire in his family’s Bordentown home. CONTINUE