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Hermella Mammo, Lethbridge Baby At Centre Of Life Support Battle, Dies

12/29/2015 01:17 EST | Updated 12/29/2015 01:59 EST
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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — 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. (CHQR, CTV Calgary)

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