Tuesday Newsday – 13th June

Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

On my BBC News app is a photo of a baby boy who has been hooked up to a life support machine since October last year.  He suffers from a rare disorder that affects the genetic building blocks that give energy to cells.  Doctors have told his parents that he cannot hear, move, cry or swallow, and that he is only breathing because the machine is doing it for him. Also his brain is failing to learn to see because he cannot open his eyes for long enough.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street have told the baby’s parents that he should be moved to palliative care only, but his parents want to take him to the US to undergo a trial treatment.  Judges have ruled that the baby should receive treatment until today only, but now the European Court of Human Rights is currently considering the case after the parents’ appeal…

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