Excerpt: Statement From Jim Rasor On The Passing of Titus Cromer Jr.

We are heartbroken to confirm that Titus Cromer passed away peacefully early Friday morning. Our thoughts are with his family and the University of Detroit Jesuit community as they mourn his passing and celebrate his life. We are confident that Titus’ story will leave a lasting impact on families as they make difficult decisions for their loved ones. We also implore health care providers — as well as other responsible parties — to act in the best interest of patients and their families and not delay when necessary lifesaving procedures and decisions are before them, especially when it involves Michigan’s flawed and inadequate “brain death” standard. The law is clear that only an injured person’s family is empowered to make life and death decisions for them when they are unable.