‘Our beautiful little boy has gone’: Charlie Gard’s parents announce that their brave son has passed

Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard, whose short life captured the hearts of the world, has died a week before his first birthday.

Charlie suffered from a rare genetic condition which saw him in hospital for the majority of his short life.

His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, fought a lengthy and emotional legal battle to take their severely ill baby son to the US for treatment, but were denied by judges.

Charlie’s mother, Connie, said tonight: ‘Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you.’

Yesterday courts denied his parents the chance to bring their son home to die and he was taken from Great Ormond Street to a hospice.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    OT: Trump names John Kelly chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/reince-priebus-is-out-as-white-house-chief-of-staff/

    • Posted thanks.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’m not at home during the day, so I can’t post anything.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I never post from work.

  • Millie_Woods

    Britain’s bureaucratic class is barely human. The only good thing is the little guy isn’t at the mercy of those shitbags any more. I hope his family somehow finds solace. R.I.P.

    • Alain

      Indeed and the other thing that does not make any sense to me has to do with the hospice. I spent several years as a hospice volunteer here in BC and patients always had the choice of care in the actual hospice or at home, which meant dying at home surrounded by loved ones and yet with the same palliative care as those in the hospice setting. So refusing even to allow the child to die in peace at his home surrounded by his parents was inhuman.

      • Millie_Woods

        It’s because the parents fought back. The bureaucrats flexed their muscles and made an example of Charlie. They’re the shit we’ve been trying to scrape off our boots for thousands of years.

      • Tooth&Claw

        It was a petty show of power and control over another. Just because they could.

  • Canadian Born

    My condolences go out to the family, and may the little one now rest in peace.

  • Dave

    I think those retarded looking hair pieces must be toxic. How else would the (cough, cough) justice system come up with such half wiitted rulings? Oh wait, they are british, slaves to allah and incapable of compassion.
    Silly me.