The world is following the story of little Charlie Gard. Suffering from what many experts believe is an irreversible disorder, the British High Court is currently deliberating whether they can rule over the rights of a parent.
11-month-old Charlie has gained a lot of attention since his birth. He received his first EEG in April to monitor his brain activity although the results have not yet been made public. Parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard were by Charlie’s side as he received the scan.
While some thought there would be little chance of survival, many specialists are now saying that his chances of being treated successfully are as high as 56%. A spokesperson for the family said that the experimental treatment the family hopes to give Charlie, would increase his chance of improvement.
Michio Hirano, from the Columbia University Medical Center, will give testimony to the high court in the hope that they can transfer Charlie to the United States for further testing.
Allen B. West reports:
The Charlie Gard saga continues to unfold day by day as England’s High Court deliberates over the fate of the 11-month old baby suffering from what many believe to be an irreversible disorder.
There is no question that that the High Court’s decision will have a far-reaching consequences for the role of big government in family life, and set a precedent over the rights of parents to make life or death decisions for their children.