Charlie Gard May Be Able to Receive Life-Saving Treatment

The mother of terminally-ill Charlie Gard says her baby may have a chance of survival thanks to the effort of President Trump and Pope Francis.

The two men had said that the child deserved to live and that if there was something they could do, they'd be delighted to do so.

Charlie's mom, Connie Yates says the attention brought on by the men's comments had turned her son's fight into an international issue. 

Charlie is suffering from a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS) and is unable to move his arms and legs and is unable to breathe on his own.

His parents have fought to raise more than $1.8 million to bring their son to the United States for experimental treatment.

However, British and European courts have sided with the hospital, saying that Charlie's life support must be pulled as the child is just suffering.

In the US, GOP representatives Brad Wenstrup and Trent Franks say they will introduce a bill to bring Charlie and his family to the states for treatment.

“Our bill will support Charlie's parents’ right to choose what is best for their son, by making Charlie a lawful permanent resident in the U.S. in order for him to receive treatments that could save his life...Should this little boy to be ordered to die — because a third party, overriding the wishes of his parents, believes it can conclusively determine that immediate death is what is best for him?”

The hospital the 11-month old is being treated at, Great Ormond Street Hospital, says they have now applied for a new court hearing "in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition."

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