Activist Mommy Rallies Prayers For Baby Charlie Gard

Activist Mommy Rallies Prayers For Baby Charlie Gard

Activist Mommy Rallies Prayers For Baby Charlie Gard

But all of that changed after the president offered to help the terminally-ill British baby.

The European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene. His parents and a London children's hospital said Friday that the 10-month-old boy will be given "more time" before life support is withdrawn. London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, which earlier turned down the parents' plea to move Charlie to the US, has now refused a Vatican hospital's request to transfer the child to Rome for further treatment.

However, it seems that the law has the final say in the fate of Charlie.

"It's an unimaginable position for anybody to be in", May told Parliament when asked about Charlie Gard, widely known as Baby Charlie, who suffers from a rare condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.

The European Court of Human Rights has refused the parents' appeal to take him to the United States for experimental treatment.

A White House spokesman later clarified that members of the Trump administration had "talked to the family on phone calls arranged by the British government".

That was because Charlie was being treated "at a hospital which has huge expertise in mitochondrial disease and is being offered a break in a hospital that has never published anything on this disease, as far as I'm aware".

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano that it is "right that decisions continue to be led by expert medical opinion, supported by the courts", according to the Press Association in the United Kingdom.

Following the meeting on Wednesday, a Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "Minister (Angelino) Alfano raised the case of Charlie Gard and the Pope's recent offer of treatment in Italy". A statement added: 'For them he prays, hoping that their desire to accompany and care for their own child to the end is not ignored'.

Charlie's mum Connie said: "The support from the Pope and the President has given us hope".

Specialists at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital decided that a therapy proposed by a USA doctor for the infant was experimental and would not help, and that life support for the child should be stopped.

"The president is just trying to be helpful, if at all possible", she said.

They are traditional men who believe in the family.

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