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School, Limestone Co. parent near agreement on letting dying son back in class

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Last October, a WAFF 48 special report told the story of a mother who would only let her son go to school if the school would let her son die. There appears to be new developments on the situation in Limestone County.

According to Rene Hoover, the Limestone County Schools system has worked with her to find a way to get her 14-year-old son, Alex, back in school.

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It was not the school system's decision to not allow him to attend East Limestone High School. Hoover held him out because they refused to follow her legal advance directive to not resuscitate her son if he went into cardiac arrest. Alex was born with critical aortic and mitral valve stenosis,  a terminal condition. He is also autistic.

Hoover said his doctors told her reviving him would leave him with no quality of life.

Officials with the school system said they would try to save him and could not allow him to die if he collapsed at school. Hoover said the school system will now allow her to on campus for the few hours a week Alex would be in school, and to have his hospice nurse there.

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That would mean she can approve not reviving Alex directly to school personnel if something happens at East Limestone High School.

Superintendent Tom Sisk offered the following statement:

"This matter deals with a student. Therefore, I'm not going to comment other than to confirm we have worked diligently and in good faith to reach a resolution that we believe will serve the best interest of all concerned."

Hoover said there are still some details to be finalized.

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