Charlie Gard, a ten month baby boy with a rare genetic condition will be taken off life support after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. Charlie was born on August 4th, 2016 with a rare genetic disease severely affecting his brain, muscle and his ability to breathe.
Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates have fought to keep their son alive, so they could take him to the United States to undergo an experimental therapy treatment to treat his condition. They raised £1.4 million through donations coming from all across the world for Charlie.
The European Court of Human Right’s was the last hope for Charlie’s parents to preserve their son’s life. A High Court judge, a Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court have already ruled against Charlie’s parents taking him the United States for the treatment.
Update: President Trump has offered to help bring Charlie to the United States f or treatment. A Vatican Hospital has also reached out to the London Hospital, if Charlie can be moved there as well.
Please pray for Charlie and his parents and I pray that God may comfort them in this very tough time.