Thursday, August 26, 2010

Still Dying of Thirst: Joshua (Kulendran Mayandi)

After a long discussion with our legal counsel concerning the possible legal avenues that could be taken to stop the dehydration of Joshua (Kulendran Mayandi) the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has determined that a legal action is possible.

For those who have not followed the story of Joshua, he is a pastor of a small pentecostal church in Brampton Ontario who is currently in the Brampton Civic Hospital (William Osler Health Centre) where IV fluids, nutrition and medicine has been completely withdrawn since August 17.

Links to the story:

The problem is that the cost of a legal intervention, which may or may not be successful, is significant and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition needs to know if we will have the financial support of our donors and members to go ahead with this endeavour?

Our original goal was to convince the court appointed Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) to change his mind and have the IV re-inserted.

Time is running out. If action is not taken soon, Joshua will begin to die.

You need to know that Joshua was a loved pastor. The members of the Church have been with him constantly.

If you are willing to help please email me your commitment. If you decide to make a donation today you can do so by contacting the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition at: 1-877-439-3348 or online at:

If you haven't sent a letter in support of Joshua yet send letters and emails to:
Brampton Civic Hospital - email: or call the Communications Hotline at: 905-494-2120, ext. 22505.
Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario - email:, Phone: 416-327-4142, Fax: 416-924-8873.
Letters to the editor - Brampton Guardian:

Alex Schadenberg
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Phone: 1-877-439-3348

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