The parents of little ten month old Charlie Gard have been given more time to spend with their terminally ill son after doctors agreed not to switch off his life support on Friday.
Little Charlie who suffers from a rare condition known as mitochondrial depletion syndrome will not have has life support switched off after doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital agreed to prolong his life in order for the devastated parents to create a few more precious memories.
The 10 month old boy who has become the subject of a number of high profile court cases in recent months will eventually have his life support machine switched off in the coming days after his parents lost numerous appeals in both the UK and the European Court of Human Rights to take him to the US for experimental treatment.
Speaking about the extra time they have been given to spend with their son Charlie’s mum Connie Yates told the Daily Mail: “We have been in talks today with Great Ormond Street and they have agreed to give us a little bit more time with Charlie.”
“We are really grateful for all the support from the public at this extremely difficult time.”
“We’re making precious memories that we can treasure forever with very heavy hearts. Please respect our privacy while we prepare to say the final goodbye to our son Charlie.”