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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Beautiful Angel Charlie Gard Has Died...

Charlie Gard, a British baby who became the subject of a bitter dispute between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to the United States for experimental treatment, has died, local media said on Friday.





The 11-month-old baby suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness, and his parents' long struggle to save him drew an international outpouring of sympathy, including from U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.


"Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie," Connie Yates, the baby's mother, was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

Local media said a family spokesman had confirmed the death.

"Everyone at Great Ormond Street Hospital sends their heartfelt condolences to Charlie’s parents and loved-ones at this very sad time," said a spokeswoman for the hospital, where Charlie had been receiving treatment

After a harrowing legal battle that prompted a global debate over who has the moral right to decide the fate of a sick child, a judge on Thursday ordered that Charlie be moved to a hospice where the ventilator that keeps him alive would be turned off.


The case drew comment from Trump, who tweeted on July 3 that "we would be delighted" to help Charlie, and from Pope Francis, who called for the parents to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their child.

Britain's courts, after hearing a wealth of medical evidence, ruled that it would go against Charlie's best interests to have the experimental nucleoside therapy advocated by a U.S. professor of neurology, Michio Hirano.

The case prompted heated debate on social media and in the press on medical ethics, and staff at the Great Ormond Street Hospital which treated him received abuse and death threats.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted that he was saddened to hear of Charlie's death. He has previously referred to the case in the context of the U.S. healthcare debate, saying it offered a warning of the risks of state-funded healthcare.

(Additional reporting by Estelle Shirbon and David Milliken; Editing by Gareth Jones)

from reuters

16 comments:

  1. RIP little Charlie. The world will miss you😥😥😥

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  2. May his soul rest in peace. His parents and doctors made a wise decision though difficult.

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  3. It's really sad, but I think they did everything possible for him.being following the story,kept shuddering each time they said they were going to take off his vents, just kept imagining it. Poor baby Charlie RIP

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  4. Accept what is,
    Let go of what was.
    Have faith in what will be.
    RIP Charlie ,heaven couldn't wait for you...

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  5. Rest on little Charlie. It is well with your parents.

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  6. Sleep on sweet little one. May the love of God almighty for little hearts like yours guard and guild you home to God.i have been following this story on daily mail.
    Just like the other family that takes their little girl to play and sleep in her grave as to prepare her towards death. God pls have mercy on your children.

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  7. Jehovah remembers you Charlie

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  8. Very sad something.😢 Its well!
    Rip little one.

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  9. Awwwn, so saddening RIP sweet baby Charlie, rest with the angels, Gods peace and comfort to your family.

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  10. Poor baby, May your innocent soul rest in perfect peace. My prayers with his parents.

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