‘It’s too late’: Parents of British infant Charlie Gard give
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The parents of 11-month-old terminally ill infant Charlie Gard have given up their months-long legal fight after a U.S. doctor said it is too late to try an experimental treatment to save the baby’s life. Irreversible muscular damage has been done, and the window of opportunity to treat the child has closed.
A U.S. neurologist, Dr Michio Hirano, was allowed to examine Charlie to see whether his experimental therapy might be able to reverse the condition. But after examining results of an MRI scan, Dr Hirano said the time for treatment had passed. The Gards raised more than $1.7 million in private donations to take Charlie to America for the therapy, but British doctors and judges would not allow Charlie to be moved, saying it was in his “best interests” to die with dignity but due to delay, that window of opportunity has been lost. The European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene in the case on July 27, exhausting the Gards’ final legal avenue for appeal.
Charlie suffers from DNA depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. The 11-month-old is unable to see or hear, or breathe or move on his own.


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This is incredibly sad. US would have gone all out and saved him.
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