Saturday, 8 July 2017

Charlie may get his chance

"Charlie Gard's hospital has said it plans to return to the High Court for a fresh hearing over his future."

"Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), which has been treating the critically ill baby, said it had applied to return to the court `in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition`."

"Charlie, who is 11 months old, has a rare, degenerative genetic condition which affects the cells responsible for energy production and respiration and leaves him unable to move or breathe without a ventilator."

"Doctors previously won an order to say his life support should be turned off in a case that went all the way to the European Court of Human Rights."

"That has been opposed by Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, who want to take him to the US for experimental treatment they believe could save their son."

"Today his mother said they were `hopeful and confident that Charlie may get his chance now`."

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