The European Court considering the case of Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare medical condition who has been on life support for most of his young life, has turned down an appeal launched by his parents to keep him alive.
The European Court Of Human Rights concluded that Charlie was most likely in pain, and to continue life support and experimental treatment would cause Charlie significant harm with no prospect of success. The Court has also lifted the interim measure it put in place which would have kept Charlie on life support until 11 July. It is likely that life support will be switched off in the near future.
We cannot imagine what Charlie’s parents must be feeling. At the very least we hope the hospital will ensure that both mother and father have the best counselling and support available as they go through this devastating moment.
We remain in awe of the dedication, love and care they gave Charlie. Their courage and determination in the face of pessimistic medical views, and their unswerving optimism will never be forgotten. Their strength and dignity inspired a nation.
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dr. manhattan62 said:
What a devastating announcement.
i feel like i just fell off a cliff and as i go down i try to comprehend a world that could do this. taking away any possible hope at all just seems so wrong.
Humanity seems to have miserably failed this little boy. All i can say is, don’t count me in your failure.
David Bowie once wrote –
“There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile”.
So guess i’ll keep looking to the night skies for an answer to all this Earthly madness.
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“…The greatest of Life’s attributes is love.” At such a moment we can only send our love and prayers to all the family.