It’s Official: Baby Charlie Gard Is Now in the Final Hours of Life

After a hearing in London’s High Court of Justice on Monday afternoon, July 24, all parties agreed that doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital should be allowed to disconnect life support from baby Charlie Gard as soon as his parents have had a chance to say their final goodbyes to their son. The sad and perhaps inevitable premature end of life for 11-month old Charlie could come at any time. Charlie Gard The legal and medical tug of war involving Charlie Gard, his parents, his doctors, and the state had dragged on for months, almost since Charlie was diagnosed last fall with a serious and extremely rare genetic neurological disorder that impaired his chances for normal development and survival. That condition is mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Since early in 2017, Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, wanted their child – their first born – to be treated by an innovative but unproven experimental therapy at Columbia University...(Read Full Article)