The Vatican offered to provide care for baby Charlie Gard after the British government ruled to take him off life support despite his parents wishes.
“The Vatican children’s hospital is offering to care for Charlie Gard,” tweeted Francis X Rocca, Vatican correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Monday.
The Vatican children’s hospital is offering to care for Charlie Gard https://t.co/x2JTN0xq5n
— Francis X. Rocca (@FrancisXRocca) July 3, 2017
Gard was diagnosed with infantile encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which severely impairs the brain, muscle development and breathing ability. He is blind, deaf and can’t move his arms. The U.K. High Court ruled that the baby should be taken off life support Tuesday.
Gard, currently under care at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, was planed to go off life support Friday.
Gard’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates wanted to bring him to the U.S. for experimental treatments. The hospital stated that this would “not improve Charlie’s quality of life” and was set to be taken off life support despite parent’s pleas. The hospital has since postponed its decision to take him off life support.
If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
President Donald Trump responded to the public outcry over the U.K. High Court’s ruling by tweeting his desire to provide help for Gard Monday.
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