Parents of Alfie Evans to discuss taking toddler home after appeal fails
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Apr 27, 2018,
Apr 27, 2018, 5:23
He said the family planned to meet doctors at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital to discuss whether Alfie could go home.
Parents of terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday they would talk to doctors about taking him home following a failed last-minute appeal to send him to Italy for care.
His life support was withdrawn Monday after a series of court rulings blocked further treatment.
He added there would be no more statements issued or interviews given.
Tom Evans said he and Alfie's mother, 20-year-old Kate James, "are very grateful and we appreciate all the support we have received from around the world".
The children's hospital trust shared an open letter last night, which said "remarkable staff" have been the target of "unprecedented personal abuse" as part of the Alfie Evans case.
In a statement, he said: "Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on Alfie and his situation".
Even the Pope weighed in asking the United Kingdom justices to allow Alfie to come to Italy.
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"He's struggling as one would expect, but he's a fighter, and we still contend that he's a living miracle", Roger Kiska, legal counsel for Christian Legal Centre, told CBN News.
However, a senior judge in Alfie's case suggested there is a darker side to some offers of further treatment for the boy, who doctors say has an irreversible neurological condition that has left him in a semi-vegetative state.
A United Kingdom lawmaker began campaigning Thursday in the waning hours of the battle over Alfie Evans for a new law to restore parental rights.
Staff at the hospital, which has been treating Alfie since December 2016, have been targeted by protesters, both outside the building and on social media.
However, it went on to say "inappropriate interventions" from outside bodies and individuals had caused "significant disruption" to the children, families and staff at Alder Hey.
Shortly after the campaign for the launched law, Tom Evans announced he and Kate had reached an accord with the staff of Alder Hey Hospital concerning a plan "that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs".
Mr Justice Hayden said that although Alfie had been a "fighter" since his life support had been removed, his undiagnosed degenerative condition had "almost entirely wiped out" his brain matter and he stood no chance of recovery.
Steven Woolfe, a member of the European Parliament, is working on a new law he's calling "Alfie's Law". "True to that legacy, the Pople spoke out in defense of Alfie Evans and the fundamental human rights of his parents to do all they can to save the life of their child".