After a Lengthy Legal Battle, Charlie Gard Has Died


After a lengthy legal battle, Charlie Gard, the U.K. infant whose parents fought for him to come to the U.S. for an experimental therapy, died on Friday.

Earlier this week, after months of petitioning multiple British and European courts, Gard’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, ended their petition after the U.S. physician reviewing Gard’s case said it is too late to give him the therapy.

According to The Guardian, Gard was moved to a children’s hospice center on Thursday and passed away on Friday.

As news of Charlie’s story spread earlier this month, Donald Trump and other U.S. politicians shared their support of the Gard family, offering to help coordinate treatment in the U.S.

The lawyer for the Gard family said Charlie’s family will set up a foundation in honor of their son.


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