Dad Speaks Out After Being Jailed for Saving Son’s Life

hospital bed pdTOMBALL, Texas (Yahoo News) A father who was released from jail after facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon says his actions were committed purely out of love.

George Pickering’s son had a history of seizures when he suffered a massive stroke in January and was put on life support at Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball, Tex..

“[Doctors] were saying he was brain dead, he was a vegetable,” Pickering told KPRC. The hospital ordered that Pickering’s son, George Pickering III, be put on a “terminal wean,” which would slowly take him off all life-sustaining machines. They even began preparations for George III’s organ donation.

But Pickering says his son needed more time.

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  • Nidalap

    As our society continues to shun the sanctity of human life, we’ll be seeing more and more of this sort of thing…

  • Becky

    Thank God for this dad’s love and courage for his son!

  • Angel Jabbins

    They rush to harvest organs today and do not give enough time for a person to possibly recover. Family members are just supposed to give up quickly because someone needs an organ. People DO come out of comas. After brain injury especially. It takes times for the brain to recover and heal. They need precious time to get better, but the rising medical costs, the need for organs, and society’s devaluing of human life means more people will die who could have recovered and regained their health.