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'We will make Charlie an American in bid to save his life'

'We will make Charlie an American in bid to save his life'

CHARLIE GARD'S parents have interrupted a High Court hearing during the latest round of litigation in their fight to take their terminally ill baby son to the United States for treatment.

"We are trying to take our son from one hospital where they do a lot of specialities there", Gard said.

She said no further imaging of Charlie's brain had been carried out since the April ruling.

The new evidence came from researchers at the Vatican's children's hospital and another outside London.

"Sadly, reluctantly, doctors and judges are justified in concluding that continuing life support is not always helpful for a child and is in fact doing more harm than good", Wilkinson said.

Still undeterred, Charlie's parents launched an online crowd-funding campaign and received tens of thousands of donations. In fact, the petition comes after two USA congressmen promised his parents to give permanent residency status to the whole family, while the boy goes through the treatment there, which could be his last hope to survive.

Great Ormond Street Hospital said Friday that "two global hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us as late as the last 24 hours that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment".

Monday's court hearing will determine whether or not Charlie Gard will get the experimental treatment in question or if his life support will be removed, as was ruled permissible on June 27.

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The British courts agreed, but on Friday the hospital applied to the high court for a fresh hearing after doctors from the Vatican children's hospital claimed unpublished data suggested nucleoside therapy offered some chance of improvement.

The case has prompted intervention from the Pope and US President Donald Trump, who offered support for the baby, with hospitals in both countries offering to take Charlie. They did not produce any new evidence during the preliminary hearing.

Charlie has a hereditary condition known as infantile-onset mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS), and is reportedly unable to breathe without the help of a ventilator.

In a statement, the London hospital said it was "right to try" the experimental treatment prepared for Charlie by "two worldwide hospitals". Thank you again for your continued support.

He told them he wanted to know what had changed with the 11-month-old's condition and said he would make decisions on the basis of "clear evidence".

The case of Charlie Gard is no different. "The view was that his epileptic encephalopathy was such that his brain damage was severe and irreversible that treatment was potentially painful but incapable of achieving anything positive for him", the hospital said in a statement.

The case is due to be heard at the High Court in London later on Monday. Great Ormond Hospital said they denied the transfer for legal reasons.

"We don't see what's dignified about him dying - we think it's dignified that he has a chance at life and if it doesn't work then we'll let him go".