A U.S hospital has offered to give free treatment to terminally ill Charlie Gard.
Charlie Gard’s life support machine was scheduled to be turned off. Ten month old Charlie Gard would not see his first birthday. But parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been given more time, according to reports from the Mirror.
Ten month old Charlie, who is adored by his parents and caregivers, is being treated for Mitochondrial depletion, a rare condition that causes the death of 150 children every year. His treatment is taking place at Great Ormund Street Hospital in London.
On Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled to turn of Charlie’s life support. This despite the fact that the family had raised £1.3m to take him for treatment in America.
Hours before Charlie’s life support was to be turned off, Donald Trump tweeted asking if he could help.
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) 3 July 2017
Charlie and Connie posted to Facebook.
We are utterly heartbroken, spending our last precious hours with our baby boy.
We’re not allowed to choose if our son lives and we’re not allowed to choose when or where Charlie dies.
We, and most importantly Charlie, have been massively let down throughout this whole process.
Charlie will die knowing that he was loved by thousands – thank you to everyone for your support.
We send our love to the family.