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Charlie Gard’s Parents ‘denied wish to take son home to die’

The Parents of Charlie Gard have said that they have had their final wish denied to be able to take their son home to die.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates from West London have said they wanted to take 10-month-old Charlie who suffers a rare genetic condition and has brain damage to be allowed to take him home to die.

They have said the Great Ormond Street Hospital refused the request and the baby’s life support will be switched off on Friday.

They told MailOnline “Our parental rights have been stripped away. We can’t even take our own son home to die, we have been denied that, do you not think we have been put through enough? Our final wish if it all went against us, and we have had this conversation many times, if we lose can we take our little boy home, to where he belongs, to die? And we are not allowed. We know what day our son is going to die and we don’t even get a say in what happens to him. He’s got to die in that place.

“Our final wish if it all went against us, and we have had this conversation many times, if we lose can we take our little boy home, to where he belongs, to die? And we are not allowed. We know what day our son is going to die and we don’t even get a say in what happens to him. He’s got to die in that place.”

Great Ormond Street Hospital has released a statement saying “As with all of our patients, we are not able to and nor will we discuss these specific details of care.

“This is a very distressing situation for Charlie’s parents and all the staff involved and our focus remains with them.”

 

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