Charlie Gard's new chance at life?

Court To Rehear Charlie Gard's Case

Well-wishers are adding cash to a fund launched to cover the cost of foreign treatment for terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard as his parents prepare for another legal battle with doctors at the UK's most famous children's hospital.

Yates has said previously that, should the money raised for Charlie not be used on his treatment, it will be offered to support other children with similar genetic disorders.

"Trump tweeted: 'If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the United Kingdom and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so'".

Gard's parents, who submitted a petition of over 3,50,000 signatures demanding that they be allowed to take him to the USA for treatment, attended the hearing at the High Court in London. Physicians treating Charlie said they explored various treatment options, but claim none of the treatments would improve his quality of life.

Lawyers representing Great Ormond Street bosses and a guardian appointed to independently represent Charlie's interests told Mr Justice Francis they were struggling to find any new evidence.

"The goal of government is to protect innocent human life".

The London court's judge, Mr Justice Francis said he would be "delighted" to reverse the decision he made in April not to allow the young boy to be flown to the USA for medical care, but that it would take "drastic" new evidence for him to do so.


Charlie's parents, from Bedfont, west London, spoke out on Sunday, saying they wanted to respond to what they described as "myths" in their son's case and criticised "misinformation". Certainly, U.S. courts intervene in situations where parents are withholding consent for critically needed medical care such as chemotherapy, but the idea of ordering parents to halt care for a dying child takes things a giant and troubling step further.

The parents of the baby, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, were asked by the parents of the baby at the gates of the Great Ormond street children's hospital to take their 11-month-old baby to an experimental treatment. "They have kept fighting for his life". As I said, these are challenging questions.

But doctors familiar with his case haven't been so optimistic.

The British hospital on Friday had said it stood by its opinion that Gard's rare form of mitochondrial disease, which causes progressive muscle weakness in key organs such as the heart, was not treatable.

And speaking of cartoonish conflict, conservative commentary about Charlie's case seems determined to turn it into something it is not: The courts have not sentenced Charlie to death - an accident of genetics did.

Who will care for Charlie if he does have treatment?

Here are eight things to know about the Charlie Gard case.

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