Published: Tue, July 25, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Charlie Gard's parents end legal fight to take him to US

Charlie Gard's parents end legal fight to take him to US

Parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard in the United Kingdom dropped their legal fight to bring him to the US for experimental treatment on Monday, saying "time has run out" for the 11-month-old fighting a rare genetic disease.

The parents of Charlie Gard - the severely ill British infant who has been the subject of a months-long legal battle which has gotten worldwide attention - are abandoning their efforts to seek out experimental treatment to prolong their son's life.

The legal battle with Great Ormond Street Hospital has attracted huge media attention after the hospital argued for Charlie's life support to be turned off.

Ms Yates, in a statement she read to the court and Chris Gard read again outside, said their child had a "real, genuine chance at life. the potential to be a normal healthy little boy" if he had been treated earlier.

Gard's parents refuse to stop fighting for other kids like Charlie after his death, adding that the funds raised for Charlie's U.S. treatment will go to charities for other terminally ill children.

A lawyer for the parents of critically ill Charlie Gard says the window during which the baby could have been helped by experimental treatment has closed.

Parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates hope evidence from Columbia University neurology professor Michio Hirano will convince the judge to allow their child to be taken to NY for treatment. But Armstrong said nothing further could be done and that it was "worthy of a Greek tragedy" that they had to withdraw their appeal just as they were about to present new evidence to the court.

The couple's barrister Grant Armstrong said: "This case is now about time".

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A lawyer representing Connie Yates and Chris Gard told Mr Justice Francis, who has been presiding over the case, that the couple's "worst fears" had been confirmed with the latest medical reports.

The hospital believes Charlie has suffered irreversible brain damage - a view his parents have challenged.

"This has never been about "parents know best, '" he said". Both the Pope and US President Donald Trump have shown their support for Charlie's parents. "In this country, children have rights independent of their parents", Judge Francis said.

The life support machines that have been keeping Charlie alive will not be switched off instantly.

The decision arrived after staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital reported to police that they had received death threats while dealing with Charlie's case. Yet had the parents been allowed to use the private resources they had accumulated and exercised their choice to get Charlie that last chance, his life may have turned out better.

Charlie's parents allegedly decided to forego treatment for their son Friday but chose not to publicize the decision until Monday.

The judge paid tribute to the infant's parents, saying it was impossible to comprehend the agony they faced.

Chris and Connie will now put all their efforts into creating a foundation, where Charlie's voice will "continue to be heard".

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