Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

United Kingdom court rehears Charlie Gard case in light of new evidence

United Kingdom court rehears Charlie Gard case in light of new evidence

"Charlie's case may be back in court today, so join me in praying for him and for his mom and dad, Connie Yates and Chris Gard", said Rev.

Eleven-month-old Charlie has a rare degenerative brain disease.

The British Supreme Court backed the hospital and the European Court of Human Rights refused to hear an appeal from Gard's parents.

"They have now delivered a petition with 350,000 signatures to the hospital, saying that they should release Charlie as the parents request", said Graham.

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan has reportedly said it would "admit and evaluate" Charlie for treatment, as long as the baby can be transported safely to the facility, Fox News reported.

Gard's parents have until Wednesday afternoon to present new evidence showing why their son should receive the experimental treatment, ABC news reported.

And speaking of cartoonish conflict, conservative commentary about Charlie's case seems determined to turn it into something it is not: The courts have not sentenced Charlie to death - an accident of genetics did.

There are 18 children currently on this treatment - one of them wasn't able to do anything and now she's riding a bike, she said. Yates said "this is really hard" as Great Ormond Street's lawyer Katie Gollop was speaking.

Is the fight to keep him alive prolonging his suffering?

"We feel that it should be our right as parents to decide to give him a chance at life". Surely, they love their child no less than I love mine; maybe they are just fiercer fighters.

The child's parents have fought to raise $1.8 million to bring him to the United States for experimental treatment they believe could help.

GOSH describes experimental nucleoside therapies as "unjustified" and the treatment is not a cure. She said: "I have been to the High Court in London as they have set up an event as a show of support for Charlie's parents". He said seven worldwide experts had supported the treatment the couple wanted Charlie to have.

Can his quality of life improve?

"This treatment has prolonged life in some cases..."

Great Ormond Street says the therapy is not curative. His condition is not exactly the same as Charlie Gard's, but it is similar. As a result, he is unable to move his arms or legs or breathe unaided.

Peter and Emma Smith understand the hardships that infant Charlie Gard and his parents are facing.

Does Charlie open his eyes?

[Great Ormond Street Hospital] are anxious that damage is being done to Charlie. It has been "amazing", said Chris Gard and it's what has been "keeping them going".

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