Baby Charlie Gard dies after life support withdrawn

30 July, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Garry Little
  • Breaking: Gard family announces that Charlie has died

His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, fought a lengthy legal battle with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to allow him to be taken to the United States for treatment.

According to media reports, a family spokesperson said he suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness.

A family spokeswoman, Alison Smith-Squire, confirmed Charlie's death on Friday, a day after a judge ordered that he be taken off a ventilator at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and moved to an undisclosed hospice for his final hours.

Charlie's parents then moved to the Court of Appeal to consider the case. In a statement, the hospital said Hirano had not visited Charlie, viewed his brain imaging or read any of the second opinions about the case.

Michio Hirano, a neurology expert at Columbia Medical Center in NY, and doctors from the Vatican's Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital initially said the medical treatment, nucleoside therapy, might help Charlie, according to the Associated Press.

The couple set up a campaign and ask supporters to sign a petition and write letters to the prime minister of United Kingdom for Charlie's treatment.

Charlie Gard, the British baby that was the subject of a long legal dispute over his life, has passed away.

Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie spent most of his short life, sent "heartfelt condolences" to his family, while Mrs May said she was "deeply saddened" by his death.

In April, a High Court judge, Mr. Justice Francis, ruled against the parents, saying that Charlie's artificial ventilation should be withdrawn and Charlie be allowed to "die with dignity".

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Judges at the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene in the case and the couple said they felt "let down" following the series of court hearings. But the Supreme Court agreed with the lower courts, saying it was in Charlie's best interests that he be allowed to die. The Holy Father's statement said he was "following with affection and sadness the case of little Charlie Gard and expresses his closeness to his parents".

"This case is proof of what happens when parental rights are removed and the government gets to decide - under the "best interests of the child" standard - how children should be raised, how children should be cared for, and ultimately even whether a person's life is worth saving", says Estrada.

USA president Donald Trump also weighed in, saying the United States would be "delighted" to help if it could.

An American neurosurgeon, who was ready to help treat Charlie, met the infant at GOSH and was also provided with all medical records for further examination.

Great Ormond Street soon reported that its doctors and nurses were receiving serious threats over the case.

Charlie's parents stepped down from their fight and their lawyer said "time had run out" for the 11-month-old baby. Hospital opposes the plan and it is dismissed.

He died on Friday, a week to his one-year birthday after he was taken off life support.

However, despite worldwide attention, Justice Francis ordered that Charlie be moved to a hospice and be taken off life-support.

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