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Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

World
Alfie Evans, the terminally ill British child who gained international attention due to a series of court cases surrounding his removal from life support, has died, according to his family. Thomas Evans, the father of 23-month-old Alfie, announced his son had died in a Facebook post at about 6 a.m. British time. The post already had over 41,000 interactions and 23,000 shares within an hour of Thomas Evans' posting the news. Thomas wrote, "My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30." Alfie suffered from a neurodegenerative disease that ravaged his brain and left him hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit in Liverpool since December 2016. The hospital decided in December 2017 there was no chance for recovery and moved to remove Alfie from life support -- a dec...
Charlie Gard parents given more time to say goodbye to terminally ill son

Charlie Gard parents given more time to say goodbye to terminally ill son

Health
Charlie Gard's parents have been told they will be able to spend more time with their terminally ill baby.Chris Gard and Connie Yates had been expecting their 10-month-old's life support to be turned off on Friday.Great Ormond Street Hospital has since disclosed it is putting plans in place for Charlie's care to allow his family to spend more time with him.On Tuesday, Charlie's parents lost their final legal appeal to take him to the US for experimental treatment.Judges at the European Court of Human Rights concluded that further treatment would "continue to cause Charlie significant harm", in line with advice from specialists at Great Ormond Street.He has a rare genetic disease as well as brain damage and is believed to be one of 16 children in the world to have the condition; mitochondri...