The retired NBA star and supportive father has filed a petition on behalf of his transgender daughter, Zaya.
(CNN) Heche's car crashed into a Los Angeles home and erupted into flames on August 5.
The actress had been declared brain dead, but she was kept on life support for a time for the purpose of organ donation.
Police have been investigating the circumstances behind the fiery crash that happened last Friday.
Los Angeles police are continuing to investigate the crash in which Heche was seriously injured Friday.
Heche’s Mini Cooper jumped a curb and started a fire in which she suffered severe burns. She has been hospitalized.