Two-year-old Israel Stinson suffered a severe asthma attack. His condition worsened while being transferred from one hospital to another. In less than a day, doctors there declared Israel to be brain dead and made plans to pull his life support, even though the parents objected. After a few court battles, the parents prevailed in getting their son to another hospital out of the country that agreed to provide care—namely better nutrition—where he was treated like a human being and not a corpse. As a result, Israel has improved enough to be moved to a longer-term facility. He’s moving more each day. Several doctors who examined him believe Israel is brain-injured, but he’s not brain dead. Here’s a critical fact. A diagnosis of brain death is opinion-based, not science.