Time to let Charlie go - dad

2017-07-24 17:46
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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Charlie Gard - won't live to see his first birthday

2017-07-24 17:31

The parents of the critically ill British baby Charlie Gard, abandoned their legal fight to take their son to the US for experimental treatment after seeing his latest brain scans. Watch. WATCH

London - The father of terminally ill Charlie Gard says the infant will not make his first birthday in less than two weeks.

In an emotional statement outside of London's High Court on Monday, Chris Gard said too much time has elapsed in court hearings as the couple fought to have permission to send the child to the United States for experimental medical treatment.

Chris Gard said it was time to let Charlie go and "be with the angels".

Charlie's mom, Connie Yates, said they "only wanted to give him a chance of life".

Hugging her husband and weeping, Yates told the court on Monday that they had decided it was no longer in the best interests of their 11-month-old baby to pursue an experimental treatment in the US.

The parents withdrew their legal challenge on Monday.


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