BREAKING: Internet Reacts To The Death Of Charlie Gard

February 09, 2018 lil teryan 0 Comments

Charlie Gard has now finally passed away, according to a brief and grim statement from the boy’s mother.

“Our beautiful little boy has gone,” said Connie Yates, “We are so proud of you, Charlie.”

The death of baby Gard marks the end of a 5-month legal dispute between his parents and the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), which refused to consider alternative medical opinions, or even the opportunity to fly to the U.S. and be treated—all expenses paid.

On Monday, the parents gave up the legal battle and accepted Charlie’s fate in a teary statement in High Court and to the media.

But even their last final wish—that they be allowed to bring their son home for his final days—was denied by GOSH.

The hospital cited the extensive life support technology which simply could not be delivered in a home setting, namely the “invasive” ventilation system keeping the infant alive.

“The risk of an unplanned and chaotic end to Charlie’s life is an unthinkable outcome for all concerned and would rob his parents of precious last moments with him.

“As the judge has now ruled, we will arrange for Charlie to be transferred to a specialist children’s hospice, whose remarkable and compassionate staff will support his family at this impossible time.”

Despite the judge involved in the case, Mr. Justice, granting the parents time to find a medical team that could provide at-home life support for Charlie, they were ultimately unsuccessful.

On Monday, the parents announced their decision to end their son’s life support.

“It’s now unfortunately too late for him,” wrote mother Connie Yates in a statement read by the father, Chris Gard, “We are now going to spend our last precious moments with our son Charlie, who unfortunately won’t make his first birthday.”

The decision to bring an end to their son’s courageous struggle for life was prompted by a few factors.

Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) unwavering refusal to grant Charlie alternative treatment methods in the United States was one cause.

But new medical scans painted a sobering picture that even Connie and Chris couldn’t ignore.

“We are truly devastated to say that following the most recent MRI scan of Charlie’s muscles,” said Connie, “as Charlie’s devoted and loving parents we have decided that it’s no longer in Charlie’s best interests to pursue treatment and we will let our son go and be with the angels.”

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