Parents want to take baby Charlie Gard home to die

2017-07-25 16:07
Chris Gard, the father of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, reads a statement at the end of their case at the High Court in London. (Matt Dunham, AP)

Chris Gard, the father of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, reads a statement at the end of their case at the High Court in London. (Matt Dunham, AP)

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London - A lawyer for the parents of baby Charlie Gard has told a judge their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.

Grant Armstrong said Chris Gard and Connie Yates have held discussions with Great Ormond Street Hospital about sending Charlie home, but that there were obstacles.

Yates was in court for the hearing before Judge Nicholas Francis.

On Monday the couple abandoned their months-long battle to take Charlie to the US for experimental treatment.

Charlie suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease, and cannot breathe unassisted. His parents accept that his condition has deteriorated to the point where the experimental treatment would not work.


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