The parents of Charlie Gard ran out of legal options Tuesday, June 27th. The European Court of Human Rights “refused to intervene” according to ITN/ITV News in London.
Charlie’s parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates had asked judges in Strasbourg to consider their claims after judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favor of Great Ormond Street doctors.
This decision comes due to 10-month-old Charlie who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, his parents wanted Charlie to undergo a therapy trial in America. But specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, said therapy proposed by a doctor in the US was experimental and would not help.
Well-wishers are continuing to donate are still donating on a GoFundMe website; the site has raised over £1.4 million British Pounds.
Charlie’s parents were also not allowed to take Charlie back home for the last hours of his life according to the Daily Mail UK. Charlie’s life-support is due to be turned off on Friday, June 29th.
Source: ITN/ITV News London; Daily Mail UK
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