Charlie Gard, Infant at Center of Parental Authority Case, Dies in Hospice After Life Support Withdrawn

(Baptist Press) Charlie Gard—the infant at the center of a battle over parental authority that gained international attention—has died, his parents announced today (July 28) in England.

“Our beautiful little boy has gone. We are so proud of you Charlie,” his mother, Connie Yates, said in a statement, according to the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) News.

Charlie died in hospice care a week short of his first birthday, Aug. 4, after being removed from a ventilator. He was born with a rare condition known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). His parents—Chris Gard and Yates — fought numerous legal battles for their son’s life and raised about $1.7 million for an experimental treatment in the United States that he never was permitted to receive.

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  • mr goody two shoes

    In my evangelical Heritage Version of the bible The title used before Romans 13 is. Governments are established by God. Lutherans also learn the bible has two main messages it shows sins. Against God and the other main message is ,it shows the only savior from sin Jesus Christ. Read Romans 13 what did it show about the English Government In this case . they did not do what God established them for did they ?. Read also how the Government killed all the children In the city of David under a certain age trying to stop Jesus being king.

  • NCOriolesFan

    FINALLY, Charlie gets to have some peace and quiet (no pun intended) in his new life with Jesus.

  • Edward Borges-Silva

    Godspeed, Charlie Gard.