Across the ocean in the United Kingdom, infant Charlie Gard is fighting for his life after his own government ruled that the hospital he is staying at has the right to take him off of life support.
His parents have appealed the decision and are desperately seeking permission from their government to take their son to the United States where it is believed he can receive life-saving treatment.
Now, an American doctor believes Charlie has a decent chance to survive and recover from his rare illness, but only if he receives treatment now.
“Dr. Michio Hirano of Columbia University Medical Center, who specializes in rare genetic diseases, believes that the chance of treatment being successful are between 11 to 56 percent and he hopes to improve muscular strength,” Fox News reported.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, Charlie’s condition came to light after an 8-week check up. Charlie was born healthy but his condition soon deteriorated. Since being 8-weeks old, Charlie has been in the hospital and UK experts have said there is no chance for the infant’s survival.
After a rigorous Go Fund Me campaign that Charlie’s parents set up raising over 1.3 million pounds, Charlie now has the ability to be treated in America to test out a new treatment that could help improve his well-being.
Sadly, after losing numerous appeals with the UK courts, the chance that his parents can take Charlie to the United States is still up in the air.
Dr. Hirano examined Charlie for upwards of five hours, before determining that he had a significant chance to recover.
“Today, Charlie’s case has moved from the chances of this ground-breaking therapy working from being as close to zero, as to make no difference to, according to the expert evidence that’s been heard in court, to a small but significant chance.”
Now, Charlie’s parents are waiting on their government to grant the permission to try and save their child’s life.
“A transcript of the meeting will be handed to Mr Justice Francis, who will decide next Tuesday – ten days before Charlie’s first birthday – whether he should be allowed to try the therapy or should have his life support withdrawn so he ‘dies with dignity,’” the Daily Mail reported.
Even crazier, liberals have supported the U.K. government’s decision.
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All we can do at this point is pray for Charlie and hope that the senseless British government will grant his parent’s permission to take their son to the U.S. where he can be saved.
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