• United Kingdom Apr 16, 2018

    UK Court Rules Against Parents Who Want Treatment for Son

    Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Monday against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who sought permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment that lower U.K. courts blocked in favor of suspending life support. The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans have been engaged in a protracted legal fight with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital over his care. They asked...

  • Donald Trump Aug 5, 2017

    British Hospital Worker Defends Staff in Charlie Gard Case

    A member of the medical team that treated Charlie Gard has defended the care they gave the British infant who died of a rare genetic disease while criticizing political and religious leaders for prolonging the family’s suffering by intervening in a case they didn’t understand. The health care worker wrote in an anonymous opinion piece published in the Guardian newspaper...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2017

    British Baby Charlie Gard Dies, Was Center of Legal Battle

    Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a contentious legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday, according to a family spokeswoman. He would have turned 1 next week....
    Charlie suffered from a rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which caused brain damage and left him unable to breathe...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2017

    Judge Approves Plan for Charlie Gard to Be Sent to Hospice

    A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will “inevitably” die within a short time. Judge Nicholas Francis made the order after Charlie’s parents and the hospital treating him failed to meet a deadline to agree on an end-of-life care plan that could have seen the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2017

    Baby Charlie Gard Will End Life in Hospice, Not Home: Judge

    A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life. A High Court judge will decide at a hearing Wednesday whether his parents’ wish to take him home to die will be granted. After months of court proceedings on whether the 11-month-old baby could...

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2017

    Parents Ask Court to Let Them Take Charlie Gard Home to Die

    Charlie Gard’s parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye....
    The mother of the critically ill baby at the center of an international medical and legal battle returned to London’s High Court on Tuesday, asking a judge to let the family take...

  • United States Jul 24, 2017

    Charlie Gard Parents Drop Legal Fight, Agree to Let Him Die

    The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die. At an emotional court hearing, a lawyer for the baby’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, said the couple was withdrawing a bid to...

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2017

    Baby Charlie Protesters to Rally as Hospital Reports Threats

    Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil Sunday, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the heart-breaking case they have received death threats. Activists supporting Gard’s parents will gather Sunday afternoon outside the High Court in London where legal proceedings will resume...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2017

    Charlie Gard's Parents Storm Out of Hearing on Experimental Treatment

    Parents seeking to take their extremely sick baby to the United States for an experimental treatment stormed out of a British court hearing Thursday, the latest turn in a saga that’s garnered worldwide attention, NBC News reported. Baby Charlie Gard is unable to move his limbs unaided due to a rare genetic condition, and his parents’ fundraising and pleas for...

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2017

    Charlie Gard's Mom Says Trump, Pope Attention ‘Saved' Him

    A terminally ill British baby still has a chance at life thanks to attention from U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, his mother said Monday. NBC News reports that Connie Yates, mom to 11-month-old Charlie Gard, feels the interventions have “saved his life so far. She said so on BBC Radio 4 early Monday, ahead of a court hearing...

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2017

    Lawmakers Call for US Residency for Terminally Ill Baby

    Two U.S. congressmen have called for terminally sick British baby Charlie Gard to be given U.S. residency so he can undergo treatment in America....
    Republican congressmen Brad Wenstrup and Trent Franks will introduce a bill to the House of Representatives this week calling for the 11-month old baby — who is on life-support in a London hospital — and his parents...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2017

    UK's Foreign Secretary Backs Doctors in Baby Charlie Case

    Britain’s foreign secretary has backed U.K. court decisions preventing the parents of a terminally ill child from taking him abroad for experimental treatment, despite an offer of help from a Vatican hospital. Boris Johnson’s comment Wednesday came during a previously scheduled call in which Italy’s foreign minister raised the hospital’s offer to treat 11-month-old Charlie Gard, who is suffering from...

  • United States Jul 3, 2017

    Trump Offers Help to a Terminally Ill British Baby

    President Donald Trump offered to help a terminally ill British baby on Monday, saying on Twitter that “if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.” The White House did not immediately answer questions about what Trump meant by help. Charlie Gard suffers from a rare...

  • United States Jun 30, 2017

    UK Hospital Says Terminally Ill Baby to Have ‘More Time'

    A terminally ill British baby will be given “more time” before life support is withdrawn, the 10-month-old boy’s parents and a London children’s hospital said Friday, days after the family lost a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy. Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and brain damage, is unable to breathe unaided....

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