Cosmopolitan & The Guardian
Chris Gard and Connie Yates sought court intervention to stop doctors from taking their baby off life support. They wanted to bring him to the United States for experimental treatment for a rare disease. They have lost their legal battles in the English courts and their appeals are at a dead end.
The Telegraph reports that Chris Gard and Connie Yates are spending their final moments with their 10-month-old son, Charlie Gard, after their last-ditch efforts to save him failed. The boy was diagnosed with a rare disease, and although the parents wanted to take him to the United States for treatment, the court denied their request. Cosmopolitan
Here is an update from The Guardian:
Pope Francis is calling for the parents of critically ill baby, Charlie Gard, to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their child.
In a statement on Sunday evening, the Vatican said the pope was following the case of the 10-month-old, who has a form of mitochondrial disease, “with affection and sadness” and was close to his parents: “For this he prays that their wish to accompany and treat their child until the end isn’t neglected.”
Last week, his parents lost their appeal to the European court of human rights(ECHR), the final stage in a long legal fight to take him to the US for trial therapy, meaning Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH) could withdraw his life support and allow him to die. The Guardian