Baby Alex: The Definitive Account—in His Mother’s Own Words, by Margaret Anna Alice

How the doctors ignored a parental directive and ended killing the infant patient. From Margaret Anna Alice at

EXCLUSIVE: Cornelia Sets the Record Straight on Timeline, Sequence of Events, & Other Details Surrounding Baby Alex’s Tragic Demise

Many of you already know Baby Alex’s heartrending story. Unfortunately, what you know is likely inaccurate. I reached out to Cornelia Hertzler, Baby Alex’s mother, to request clarification regarding the conflicting details I found floating around online, and she was gracious enough to recount exactly what occurred. Cornelia appreciated the opportunity to set the record straight. Please help us get the true story of Baby Alex out to the world.

Letter to Senator Ron Johnson: Man Weeping an Ocean of Tears

“And remember: you must never, under any circumstances, despair. To hope and to act, these are our duties in misfortune. To do nothing and to despair is to neglect our duty.”
—Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago (Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook)

On February 17, 2022, forty-five-day-old Baby Alex died of a clot so long it extended from his left knee to his heart.

That was twenty-four days after staff at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington, had administered a transfusion using blood from vaccinated donors—explicitly against the parents’ wishes.

Baby Alex in Hospital

Baby Alex had been born with a throat condition known as tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), which is often accompanied by cardiac defects. In his case, this took the form of double-outlet right ventricle (DORV)—a “95% survivable congenital heart defect.”

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One response to “Baby Alex: The Definitive Account—in His Mother’s Own Words, by Margaret Anna Alice

  1. silly me. i thought doctors/nurses/hospitals cared for people and saved them when they could do so. i will get rid of this silly notion since now doctors/nurses/hospitals kill people directly, even babies, depending on the politics of the day. how nice.

    when did it become ‘first, do harm’?


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