By The Daily Wire. An ill two-year-old boy who had his oxygen removed by a U.K. children’s hospital — a directive backed by the courts and made against his parents’ wishes — is currently fighting for his life.
Officials directed that little Alfie Evans, who is believed to have encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, have his life support removed after the boy’s parents lost a legal battle in the British Supreme Court just days ago.
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital claims it’s not in the boy’s “best interests” to stay on a ventilator and maintains that further treatment is “futile.” The boy’s parents, alternatively, wish to continue to fight for their baby’s life.
According to Facebook postings from the boy’s desperate father, Tom Evans, Alfie had his ventilator removed at 9:17 p.m. on Monday and is still alive and continuing to fight for his life. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, he says, is refusing to oxygenate the boy.
“He’s been sustaining his own life since 17 minutes past nine. We just need him oxygenated and they are denying us to do that. So, if anyone has any ideas or if anyone can help, feel free,” says Mr. Evans, adding, “Alfie is still here fighting.” (Read more from “Toddler Fights for Life After Hospital Removes Life Support Against Parents’ Wishes” HERE)
Alfie Evans Granted Italian Citizenship in Life Support Legal Row
By BBC News. Terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans has been granted Italian citizenship, the Italian foreign office has said . . .
Posting on Facebook, Mr Evans said: “Alfie has been granted Italian citizenship. We await for the [Italian] foreign minister to call Boris Johnson.”
He then said outside the Liverpool hospital: “I’m stood here now and Alfie is still here. Why? Because I’m still fighting for him, I’m still fighting and so is Alfie.”
Mr Evans said he had been in touch with the ambassador of Italy and his son had been given Italian citizenship, which he claimed would block any planned withdrawal of life support.
The Christian Legal Centre, which represents Alfie’s parents, said: “The Italian ambassador has urgently contacted the court with a request for the Italian government to be allowed to intervene in the case and seek the return of their citizen Alfie Evans to Italy.” (Read more from “Alfie Evans Granted Italian Citizenship in Life Support Legal Row” HERE)