Charlie Gard is suffering from a rare disease. Courts in Great Britain have ruled that he will be taken off life support. When that happens Charlie dies.
Charlie’s parents want to bring him to America for experimental treatment. Charlie has a 10% chance that the experimental treatment will work.
“The mother of the critically ill baby Charlie Gard has called for permission to take him to the US for experimental treatment because 'there’s nothing to lose'.
Gard said the hospital was fantastic and its doctors were specialists in a lot of conditions, but not Charlie’s. 'The specialists are in America and that’s where we want to go,' he said.
‘He should have had this chance a long time ago now. They said that it wasn’t fair to leave him on the ventilator for three months for a treatment they didn’t think was going to work. He’s now been left for seven months with no treatment.’
Acknowledging the treatment only had a 10% chance of working, Yates said it was worth trying anyway. ‘He’s our son, he’s our flesh and blood. We feel that it should be our right as parents to decide to give him a chance at life. There is nothing to lose, he deserves a chance.’” The Guardian
What the heck? The parents know the odds, little Charlie is currently beating the odds, and if there are doctors who will treat him in the U.S., don’t’ Charlie’s parents, and Charlie, deserve that 10% chance?
For Pete’s sake, let Charlie Gard come to the U.S. for treatment. A 10% hope is better than no hope at all.
It is time to give Charlie, his mom and his dad that 10% chance.