The couple decided to remove the boy from life support apparatus. Connie Yates and Chris Gard came to the conclusion that their son Charlie has no chance at salvation. They studied the results of medical tests and recognized that it is not necessary to continue the treatment.
In early July, the whole world has heard the news about a terminally ill boy Charlie Garda. Parents, Connie Yates, and Chris Gard, fought to the last for the life of the baby. A British court and the European court of human rights took the decision to disconnect a little child from life support apparatus. Then to protect the crumbs stood the Pope and the President of the United States Donald trump. Millions of caring around the world have created a petition to raise money for treatment. However, today it became known that the couple had ceased to fight for the life of her son.
“Time for Charlie came out, it’s too late. Child damage, treatment will bring your chances of success… Parents withdrew the request,” said the couple’s lawyer Grant Armstrong.
According to the representative of the family, the decision was made after reviewing medical tests. The boy has the syndrome of depletion of mitochondrial DNA, which affects the whole body. Mutation of genes affects the brain, internal organs. Now tests have shown that the process of destruction of muscles and tissues is irreversible.
“The worst fears of the parents was confirmed. Now it’s too late to treat Charlie. To follow the chosen course is no longer in the best interests of the child. He has developed extensive and irreversible muscular atrophy. Currently, there is no chance of improvement,” said the lawyer.
Grieving parents are going to spend the remaining time with the child. They intend to open a Foundation for children suffering from that disease. The Pope and Donald trump came to the defense of “sentenced to death” kid
“Our poor boy was left at the hospital without treatment… If Charlie was given a drug before he had a chance to be a normal, healthy boy… we’re Sorry, we couldn’t save you, sleep tight, our sweet boy, we love you,” – the appeal of Connie Yates and Chris Gard to son edition the Independent.