Saturday, July 29, 2017

#BreakingNews Baby Charlie Gard dies - RIP - "I entrust little Charlie to the Father and pray for his parents.." Pope Francis statement

Charlie Gard, the young child afflicted with a  rare genetic disorder, who was in the news due to a highly publicized dispute in the British court system and his parents.
Pope Francis offered prayers for Charlie and his parents via Twitter. “I entrust little Charlie to the Father and pray for his parents and all those who loved him,” the Holy Father tweeted.
Charlie Gard has passed away after his life support was switched off Friday. The hospital where he was receiving treatment for a rare disease refused to allow an experimental treatment to help him and also refused transferring him to another hospital that would allow the treatment.The courts and a British judge argued that it was in Charlie’s best interest to be removed from the life support. Charlie’s mother, Connie, said: “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.”  On Monday, the parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard decided to end the legal battle to get their son experimental treatment. Their final request to a judge this week was to be allowed to take Charlie home to die.  He was not be allowed to go home, as his parents wished.They raised more than $1.5 million for his medical care. Charlie’s parents brought Terri Schiavo’s brother Bobby Schindler to London to help them fight for medical procedures for their son. 
Charlie was a baptized and therefore in heaven since he died as a baby. Please pray for the family of Charlie. 
(Excerpts from LifeNews/Vatican Radio)

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