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Monday, 24 July 2017

'We're sorry we couldn't save you': Charlie Gard's heartbroken mother weeps as parents accept it is 'too late' to save their 11-month old son and blame Great Ormond {Road|Streets|Avenue} doctors for not {allowing|enabling|permitting} him fly to ALL OF US in January




Charlie's parents are furious with Gosh for not letting Charlie try the therapy in December or January, when he was ‘a relatively normal boy’Charlie's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard arrived at the High Court in tears today before it was revealed their much-loved little boy will be allowed to die




Charlie Gard's heartbroken parents have {made the decision|determined|made a decision} it is 'too late' for him {to recuperate|to recoup} and will let him {pass away|perish|expire} - but accused his doctors of denying him his 'chance of getting better'.

His mother Connie Yates sobbed as {the girl|the lady|your woman} told the High {Courtroom|Court docket|Judge} today: 'Mummy and {Dad|Father} love you so much Charlie, we {have always|will have|also have} and we always will {and are|and that we are} so sorry that we couldn't save you'.

{Pass up|Neglect} Yates and Charlie's {dad|daddy} Chris Gard arrived for the hearing in {holes|cry|crying} as they stopped a campaign to save his life that has {handled|faced|used} millions {throughout the|surrounding the|about the} world.

The bereft couple said they were ending their {fight|struggle|challenge} to fly their {much loved|precious|favorite} 11-month-old son to be flown to {the united states|the|america} for pioneering drugs {to deal with|to take care of} his rare strain of mitochondrial disease.

His mother Connie said his Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) should have 'trusted' them with {your decision|the choice} to take him to America for nucleoside treatment in the brain and said: 'We only wanted to give him {an opportunity|the opportunity} of life'.

In a tearful statement {the girl|the lady|your woman} added: 'Charlie had a real chance of {improving|recovering}. It's now {regrettably|sadly|however} {in its final stages|past too far|inside its final stages} for him but {it can|is actually|really} not too late for others with this {terrible|awful|unpleasant} disease and other diseases. We will continue to help and support {family members|households|people} of ill children and try and make Steve {survive|go on} in the lives more. We owe it to him to not let his life be in vain'.

{Away from|Outside of the|Beyond the} {courtroom|court docket|judge} members of 'Charlie's Army' broke down as they heard the news that {the small|the tiny|the limited} boy's life support will be withdrawn, chanting: 'Shame on GOSH. Charlie's Army never sleeps. You won't {escape|break free|go away} with this. We won't rest until we get justice for Charlie. '

Heartbroken supporters broke down outside the High Court  when the news filtered out of the court


Heartbroken {followers|proponents|fans} broke down outside the High Court when the news filtered out of the court

Charlie's family has battled for {6 months|half a year} for their beloved 11-month-old son to be flown to the US for pioneering drugs to treat his rare strain of mitochondrial disease.

Grant Armstrong, for the parents, {informed|advised} High Court judge Mister Justice Francis: 'Poor Steve. It is too {past due|overdue|later}. The damage has recently been done. Sadly the run out. The window of opportunity {has disappeared|has vanished}. The parents have taken an extremely hard decision. '

The judge who had recently been due to decide his fate praised the parents and the 'loving {treatment|attention|health care} they may have given at all times to their wonderful boy Charlie', adding: 'No parents could have done more for their child. '

The judge said the few now had to face reality and would {undergo|go through} {a lot more|much more|more} 'dark days'.

This individual praised Great Ormond {Road|Streets|Avenue} medics who had {worked well|proved helpful|performed} 'tirelessly' and added said it was obviously a 'disgrace' that staff {have been|was} subjected to abuse and threats.

The couple have fought his British doctors through the courts in Britain and Europe since April because they were convinced he could become a 'normal boy'.

Charlie's campaign has garnered worldwide support including interventions from Pope Francis and Jesse Trump who demanded this individual was treated in {Nyc|Ny|New york city}.

But after agonising, the couple have decided it is best for Steve to withdraw their {resistance|competitors|level of resistance} to Great Ormond Street's court application. {This means|It indicates|It implies} doctors will remove Charlie's {deep breathing|respiration|inhalation} ventilator allowing him to 'slip away'.



Grant Armstrong, for the parents, {informed|advised} Mr Justice Francis: 'Sadly the window of opportunity no longer exists. The fogeys have taken an extremely hard decision. '

A brain scan previous week dashed their {expectations|desires} and bolstered Great Ormond Street's argument that it not fair on Steve to keep him {with your life|in|surviving}.

The court hearing into Charlie Gard has {started|commenced|began} with the judge {educated|up to date|enlightened} that Connie and {Bob|Philip|Frank} have made the decision {to permit|allowing|to let} their son to die.

But US {team|together with the} Dr Michio Hirano travelled to London last week to examine 11-month-old Steve but failed to {persuade|encourage|influence} Great Ormond Street {Medical center|Clinic} (GOSH) that experimental nucleoside treatment would improve his condition.

The 11-month-old also had two MRI {tests|reads|verification} in the past week - one on his brain and another on his body - require made 'for very {unfortunate|unhappy|miserable} reading', GOSH's Katie Gollop QC, told Mr {Proper rights|Rights|The law} Francis on Friday.

{There was clearly|There is|There were} a hint of {this|modern-day|present} decision as Miss Yates and Mr Gard {appeared|seemed|viewed} bereft on arriving at the court.

The judge ruled 'with the {largest|heftiest} of hearts' in {04|Apr|The spring} that it would be kinder to let Steve die, as his {English|United kingdom|British isles} doctors said he was brain damaged and {past|over and above|further than} hope.

The case was reopened after US specialist Dr Michio Hirano and six other experts helped bring 'new' evidence.

Pope Francis and Donald Trump messaged support and {a revolutionary|a major|a significant} US pastor and {other|many other|guy} pro-life campaigners arrived, sparking protests.

On Saturday Gosh chief Mary MacLeod said in {a press release|an argument} the {medical center|clinic} had called in {law enforcement|authorities|law enforcement officials} as medics ended uphad been abused online, in the street {and|in addition to} the hospital. Charlie's parents {last night|last week|yesteryear} said they too were victims of abuse.

{Pass up|Neglect} Yates, 31, said: 'We {are incredibly|are really|are exceedingly} upset by the backlash we have received after Gosh put away their statement.

'We do not and have never condoned any threatening or abusive remarks... We would have appreciated it if... {that they had|they'd|that were there} asked the {general public|open public|community} not to say {anything at all|whatever|nearly anything} hurtful to us, as well as their doctors. '

She said they had 'utmost respect' for Gosh staff, adding: 'Chris and I are just ordinary parents with a very sick baby {and|and that we} simply have his best interests {in mind|as the primary goal|in your mind}. '

Mister Gard, 32, said: 'Without the excellent proper {treatment|attention|health care} of the doctors at Gosh, our son would not be alive and not a day {passes|passes by} when we don't {keep in mind|bear in mind} that. '

The parents' official spokesman said they had faced 'shameful, {atrocious|heinous|indecent} and hurtful criticism




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