Charlie Gard’s parents are refusing to give up on their sickly infant boy.
A controversial court ruling by a European court ruled in favor of the hospital and their desire to cut Gard off from his life support.
In a surprise turn of events, Gard’s parents have amassed 370,000 signatures on a petition to try and save their son’s life.
“We are trying to take our son from one hospital where they do a lot of specialities there. It’s a fantastic hospital. They do great things there,” Charlie’s father Chris stated, according to Breitbart News. “Unfortunately, they are not specialists in Charlie’s condition. The specialists are in America.”
Gard’s parents want to take their son to the United States where he can receive an experimental treatment that may save his life.
However, the U.K. government is refusing to let them.
“There are now seven doctors supporting us from Italy, America, and England, as well, that think that this [treatment] has a chance,” the boy’s mother, Connie Yates, explained.
“There is an up to 10 per cent chance [of success] and we feel that is a chance worth taking. We’ve been fighting for this medication since November. We are now in July,” she continued.
“He’s our son, he’s our flesh and blood. We feel it should be our right as parents to decide to give him a chance at life,” Chris added. “Let’s get Charlie the treatment he needs. If he’s still fighting, we’re still fighting.”
Even President Donald Trump showed his support for Gard in a tweet.
If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
Conservative Tribune reports:
In simple terms, the British government is actively blocking possible treatments for the child. However, those bureaucrats are running out of excuses.
In addition to the 370,000 signatures of support, Charlie’s parents have reportedly raised over $1.6 million from online donors to cover the cost of U.S. treatment. An American specialist has offered a treatment for the child’s mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, also known as MDDS.
While the treatment would be experimental, it is also the boy’s last hope for survival.
What kind of twisted healthcare system agrees to let a child die when there is a chance that the can survive?
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