Charlie Gard’s Parents, Judge Clash in Life-Or-Death Hearing

There were a few rough edges Thursday in a U.K. courtroom, including one moment when Charlie Gard’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, stormed out of the hearing at which a judge was examining evidence regarding whether they would be allowed to take their child out of the country for treatment.

But they returned a short time later and the judge eventually asked an American doctor, testifying via long-distance, whether he would be available and willing to come to the U.K. to begin treatments on Charlie.

Charlie’s parents had worked non-stop since Monday to prepare to argue that the judge should allow them to take their child out of the country.

Charlie suffers from a rare genetic mutation of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. He reportedly has brain damage, is blind and deaf, and needs a ventilator to breathe.

Britain’s High Court has ruled that Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is being treated, should take him off life support and let him die. (Read more from “Charlie Gard’s Parents, Judge Clash in Life-Or-Death Hearing” HERE)

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