Charlie Gard just got the best news of his little life.
His mother, Connie Yates, issued an announcement, saying that baby Charli “may get a chance now,” after Great Ormond Street Hospital doctors agreed to take his fight for life back to the courts in an 11th hour reprieve
GOSH has applied to the High Court for a fresh hearing “in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition”.
Charlie’s parents, both in their 30s and from Bedfont, west London, want to take him to a hospital in the United States.
However, the pair lost a lengthy legal battle after judges ruled in favour of doctors at GOSH, who argued the treatment would not improve the 11-month-old’s quality of life.
Charlie’s case will be heard again by Mr Justice Francis on Monday at 2pm, according to a High Court listing.
Leaving Great Ormond Street on Friday evening, Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, told Sky News: “We’re hopeful and confident that Charlie may get a chance now.”
Charlie inherited the faulty RRM2B gene from his parents, affecting the cells responsible for energy production and respiration and leaving him unable to move or breathe without a ventilator. The therapy is not a cure.
GOSH describes experimental nucleoside therapies as “unjustified”.
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However, its decision comes after two international hospitals and their researchers contacted them “as late as the last 24 hours” to say they have “fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment”.
Under the High Court ruling, GOSH is forbidden from allowing Charlie to be transferred for nucleoside therapy anywhere.
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