Stella Dimoko Chrlie Gard's Parents Have Decided To Let Him Go


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Chrlie Gard's Parents Have Decided To Let Him Go

The British parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, whose illness has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, have decided against pursuing their controversial efforts to take him to the United States for treatment after an assessment from a U.S. doctor.

This choice will preemptively end the court proceedings and any possibility of the family transporting Charlie to the U.S.

Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, gave a solemn address to the press yesterday about their decision on the steps of the U.K. High Court.

“This is one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to say and we are about to do one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do,” Chris Gard said, reading from a sheet of paper.

Gard said that it was no longer in his son's best interest to seek treatment, and that they have decided to let him go and "be with the angels."

"Our son is an absolute warrior," Gard said of his baby. "We will miss him terribly."

A judge extended an invitation to Dr. Michio Hirano, co-director of the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Muscular DystrophyAssociation clinic and a professor of neurology at Columbia University in New York City, as well as a doctor from the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, to evaluate Charlie's potential readiness for an experimental treatment for his medical condition, which is known as mitochondrial depletion syndrome.

The disease is rare and causes muscles to progressively weaken, leading to organ failure. Though he is less than 1 years old, the baby has been on life support for several months.

Charlie's parents, based upon the assessment of the doctors, have opted not to pursue nucleoside therapy, an oral medicine that aims to improve the function of his mitochondrial DNA.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where Charlie has been receiving treatment, had recommended against the child receiving the experimental treatment.

Today, Chris Gard suggested that based upon the assessment of the doctors, they believe their son could have been saved if he were given the experimental treatment at an early stage of life, and said "a whole lot of time has been wasted."

He asked the press for privacy as the family said their final goodbyes to their son.

from yahoo news

*I have been following this story and this is just so painful...
Wondering if they will also return the millions they got for his treatment or they are allowed to keep it?I hope so!


  1. Replies
    1. Keep what? The money was raised for his treatment. Oyinbo no dey do like Africans.
      What a sad one .

  2. Eya....this is so sad. May God be with them.

    I don't think they're allowed to keep the money. They'll either donate it to a research or another cause. It is well.

  3. I think they should give some back.

    There are a lot of babies that stand a chance of surviving after surgery but do not have money for the expensive procedure.
    They are not hard to find.
    Charlie fought a good fight😭
    Can't begin to imagine the pain his parents are passing through.

  4. Take heart, God knows the best.

  5. They should give ALL back. That's the right thing to do. They are alot of kids that have health challenges and that money will go a long way in their life's. They made a wise decision though. I also think it's wrong for a child to undergo such procedures in life. God will bless them with another IJN.

    1. At first I typed "Give all back"
      I remembered they might be in debt because of medical bills that have been running..
      Hes been on life support.. They probably might not be covered for every single bill.

      And yea.. The right thing to do is to give it back.. no sentiments attached.

    2. Medical treatment is free in U.K. So he would not have been charged for any treatment he received at Great Ormond Children's hospital, as its free for UK citizens.

    3. They are British citizens so medical treatment is free.

    4. SAd situation, but lucky parents. They for to aee thier baby alive and kicking even for a little while. In this same uk I lost my little one. I never got to say him take a breadth. Rip baby.

  6. Sadly the courts delayed treatment for so long until brain damage is now irreparable..

  7. Good they have to let him go. God knows why and they should still put their hope on God for another baby that will give them joy.

    It is painful but at least it is better than seeing him everyday like that.

  8. He has fought a good fight. His parents will give the money back


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