Monday, July 10, 2017

Charlie Gard: Parents of ill baby say 'he deserves a chance' at treatment in US

Via Fox News.

Charlie's father said there is no evidence he has "catastrophic brain damage," adding, "He should have had this chance a long time ago. They said it wasn't fair to leave him on a ventilator for three months with a treatment that they didn't think was going to work, he's now been left for seven months with no treatment, so he could have had it twice over. He deserves this chance at last and hopefully we will get it."  Charlie's case is expected to be back in Britain's High Court on Monday. The hospital requested the hearing because of new medical information from researchers at the Vatican's children's hospital suggesting experimental treatment might possibly be useful.  U.S. lawyer Catherine Glenn Foster, who is helping the family, said Sunday, "this new evidence involves the therapy itself and the percent success rate, and the likelihood that it will significantly help Charlie."

"It is right that judges interpret the law, independently and dispassionately," he said. "As ministers and as a government we have no role to play in the Charlie Gard case, as would be the case in any other proceeding in court."

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