Charlie Gard's parents have taken the fight to save their son's life all the way up to the Supreme Court, but the final ruling did not go in their favor. Now, in a final bid to save their son, they've reached out to experts in the United States for help.
The 11-month-old boy was diagnosed with a rare, genetic defect in his cells. His diagnosis of infantile onset encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS) is incurable, untreatable, and fatal.
Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates insist that he is more alert than doctors would have the court believe. However, his MDDS has reached the terminal phase. Without the life support, Charlie would die.
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