Judge Allows 9-Year-Old Another Week of Life


(Fox 4 News) – A Tarrant County judge has given a family another week to find a facility to take their 9-year-old daughter and keep her on life support after a hospital declared her brain dead.

A court order ran out on Monday that prevented Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth from pulling Payton Summons off life support.

Payton’s parents fought in court to keep the young girl alive for at least another two weeks. They want a second 14-day restraining order. Instead, the judge gave them seven more days. The new restraining order expires next Monday at 6 p.m. CONTINUE