London: Charlie Gard’s life support will be switched off later today and the little angel will unfortunately die. His parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates shared their pain and also expressed their anger against the doctors who have refused to let Charlie come home and die.
Charlie’s mother, Connie said in an interview with Daily Mail, “We promised our little boy every single day that we would take him home. We want to give him a bath at home, put him in a cot which he has never slept in but we are now being denied that. We know what day our son is going to die but don’t get a say in how that will happen.”
The couple even shared a heartbreaking photo of them lying with Charlie and said that they were spending their last night with Charlie.
Who is Charlie Gard?
Charlie Gard was born on August 4, 2016. He was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome. This condition causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.
A doctor in the US had offered to give Charlie a trial therapy named nucleoside bypass therapy but the doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital said that the therapy would not help as it is experimental.
Charlie’s parents even had set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for the treatment and they have collected £1.4million for the US treatment which is being denied to Charlie even by the court itself. The court allowed the doctors to switch off the life-supporting system.
Chris Grad, father of Charlie said: “Our parental rights have been stripped away. We can’t even take our own son home to die. We’ve been denied that. Our final wish if it all went against us can we take our little boy home to die and we are not allowed. They even said no to a hospice.”
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