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Charlie Gard to be buried with ‘beloved’ toy monkeys
    2017-August-2  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

CHARLIE GARD, the terminally ill baby who died a week shy of his first birthday after a lengthy court battle that captured worldwide attention, will be buried with his “beloved” toy monkeys, his parents said Monday.

Gard died Friday in a hospice after he was taken off life support. His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, were embroiled in a legal battle for months, trying to bring their infant son to the United States for an experimental medical treatment that offered a sliver of hope to combat Gard’s rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome.

Family spokeswoman Alison Smith-Squire said the parents “have decided Charlie will be buried with his beloved toy monkeys.”

Charlie was described as being born “perfectly healthy” at birth, but he was admitted to the hospital months later. His parents then spent several months trying to persuade London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie was being treated, to allow them to bring their ill son to the U.S. in an attempt to save his life.

But Charlie’s doctors opposed the idea, despite support from international leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. The doctors said they believed the trip and treatment would cause Charlie more pain, and argued instead to switch off the child’s life support to allow him to die peacefully.

Last week, Charlie’s parents dropped their bid to bring Charlie to the U.S., saying “the window of opportunity has been lost. Recent medical tests revealed Charlie has irreversible muscular damage.”

(SD-Agencies)

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