Charlie Gard story makes the front page of the DAILY MAIL for the second day running…
Parents are now set to appear on ITV This Morning
After their story appeared on the front page of the Daily Mail, parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard went through the nightmare of appearing at the High Court to fight for their son’s life.
Charlie Gard, seven months, who has been diagnosed with a rare type of mitochondrial disease, is on life support at Great Ormond St hospital. Doctors claim it is in the baby’s best interests for the life support to be switched off, allowing him to die with dignity. The hospital has taken the extraordinary step of taking legal action to get the life support withdrawn.
But his parents, described as ‘utterly devoted’ don’t consent. They want their son to undergo a medical trial in the US which they believe can save his life.
Their extraordinary battle with doctors was laid before a judge. In one month he will make the decision about whether little Charlie Gard should live or die.
The compelling, tragic and emotional story has captivated the nation – who via a GoFundme page set up by the family – have donated tens of thousands of pounds towards the £1.2million needed to give Charlie a chance.
Should doctors have the right over parents to decide if a child should die? If it were your child, what would you do?
Connie and Chris say Charlie is facing death anyway – without this medical treatment he will die for sure. But with it he has the chance of life. And in addition trials help doctors to perfect treatment that can help others in the same situation in future.
I believe it is only natural that they want to give Charlie a chance. As a parent myself, I know I would die for my children and I know I would do anything I could to ensure my child were given this chance.
I have now arranged for the family to appear on ITV This Morning.
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