President Trump Offers Aid To Charlie Gard’s Parents Following U.K. Death Panel Decision…

Charlie Gard was born healthy 10 months ago, but suffers from a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome and has serious brain damage. His parents have raised over $1.5 million to fund a trip to the United States for an experimental treatment.

British medical professionals are refusing to allow his parents to remove Charlie from the hospital claiming his condition is terminal and he must remain in the U.k. hospital until he dies. His parents appealed to the courts. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) denied the parents request stating little Charlie was too ill, could not be saved, and must “die with dignity” in the UK.

President Trump has offered assistance to Charlie’s parents: Chris Gard, 32, and Connie Yates, 31.

Quoting from the decision by the court to block Charlie’s parents from seeking alternate treatment options, a spokesperson for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust said:

“Our thoughts are with Charlie’s parents on receipt of this news which we know will be very distressing for them.

“Today’s decision by the European Court of Human Rights marks the end of what has been a very difficult process and our priority is to provide every possible support to Charlie’s parents as we prepare for the next steps.

“There will be no rush by Great Ormond Street Hospital to change Charlie’s care and any future treatment plans will involve careful planning and discussion.”  (link)

Mom, Connie Yates (31), Dad, Chris Gard (32), with little Charlie (10 months)

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470 Responses to President Trump Offers Aid To Charlie Gard’s Parents Following U.K. Death Panel Decision…

  1. TatonkaWoman says:

    If this were my child and he may die, I would much rather have him die with “hope” moving toward a potential treatment, than die with “dignity” being held hostage in a hospital under government control.

    Liked by 26 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Exactly. WHO DECIDES DIGNITY? Without choice, there is no dignity.

      Liked by 17 people

      • aprilyn43 says:

        @wolfmoon1776 – This isn’t about money or compassion, ITS about the NHS’s right to power & authority over the individual & certainly over the parents.
        The Socialist power, as with Socialized Medicine decides “You Live Or Die”.

        This isn’t about Charlie or his parents, ITS about the “right .. the authority,” of “death panels” to decide the citizens duty to die.

        The purpose of Socialism & Socialized medicine is power, & death is the perfect way to show that power.
        There is no compassion here for anyone this is only the display of Ultimate Socialist power over the individual.

        Liked by 13 people

    • shallbe4 says:

      And how would an 11 month old child understand dying with dignity? He is not supposed to die at 11 months old. His parents are willing to spend 1 million 7 hundred thousand to have him treated in the States but unfortunately the poor child was born in Britain and is not of the Muslim faith so there is nothing the government wants to do for him but let him die.

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  2. The Boss says:

    I will never forget the spectacle of the NHS performing a massive ‘song and dance routine’ during the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics. An absolutely appalling display of unprofessional contempt for people everywhere.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Boss says:

      Here it is…

      Liked by 1 person

    • Black Irish Rose says:

      I’ve been thinking about how low some in the British population have sunk from the time they were led by their own lion, Winston Churchill. Does anyone remember Coventry? Military historians, please feel free to correct me, as this is from memory: the “we shall never surrender” British of WWII had discovered how to decode Germany’s Enigma encryption–in time to discover that on a certain date, the Germans were planning to bomb Coventry. On the surface, the British were left with two options–and came up with a genius, though heart wrenching, third: 1) evacuate the town and tip off the Germans that the Brits could read German encryption, and thereby lose any further intelligence; 2) don’t alert the town, and likely most inhabitants would perish; and 3) SAVE THE CHILDREN by ruse: have the government sponsor a picnic a bit distant from Coventry. The Lion Churchill opted for #3, knowing that at least he saved as many children that day as he could, while also retaining the ability to save countless more as the Brits listened in and decoded Enigma. Life–especially young life–used to mean something in GB: 70+ years ago they were willing to shoulder the financial and emotional cost of evacuating an ENTIRE TOWN of children to save them, and yet today, with not one extra British pound out their pockets, they refuse to try and and save ONE CHILD and “evacuate” him to the US. Great Britain has truly lost its soul……

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      • aprilyn43 says:

        @Black Irish Rose – Quoting Winston Churchill, especially on Muslim matters has gotten British citizens arrested & tried for Hate crimes.
        Their leaders have helped with Muslim invasion the leaders are totally on board with Muslim immigration; the Brits have bought the lies of their leaders. Unless the Brits chose new leadership, & soon, they are doomed to extinction.
        For the Brits & England this is their death rattle; & most…. are deaf to the sound.

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        • shallbe4 says:

          Jerry Springer got into the act today by attacking Trump for not being Presidential. So Mr. Springer believes its not Presidential to want to save a baby’s life. I suppose that a man who understands the filth he promoted for so many years would be the guy to check with when it comes to a President caring about not giving up on a sick child.

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  3. Steven says:

    Don’t forget Trump already has one of the best, if not the best, pediatric doctors in the world on his administration – Dr. Ben Carson. Donald, thru him, could put together the dream team to keep this baby alive on flight and then pocket out some changes to cover their fees.

    Liked by 12 people

  4. tonyfrombrooklyn says:

    Saint Donald

    Liked by 2 people

  5. deanbrh says:

    Charlie LOOKS as if he is Hydrocephalic, expanded head because fluid is filling his brain, in which case he is experiencing brain damage as we speak. Air flight might worsen the situation, for all we know. He may be too weak to withstand the operation to put a shunt in to drain the fluid drowning his brain. MUCH we don’t know.

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    • fuzzi says:

      deanbrh, if nothing can be done, at least the hospital should allow the parents to take Charlie home to die, but they will not. Apparently dying with dignity must be done in a hospital. /s

      Liked by 6 people

      • deanbrh says:

        I agree, Fuzzi, but the hospital has liability if they discharge a patient who is on life-support systems that can’t be sustained at home, just as they have liability if a Stroke patient decides to leave the hospital before his “Standards of Care” have been completed. At least that’s the case in the USA. Does anyone here know about the legalities there? The photos are not current, since the article says he is on life support systems but I don’t see those systems in any of the photos.

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        • aprilyn43 says:

          @deanbrh – No you are wrong about the hospital. All the parents, legal guardian or individual has to do is sign the papers that state, you are leaving against medical advise, or AMA.
          The parents rights & Charlie’s rights are being ignored, & that’s a polite way of saying it. Actually, the NHS & the death panels don’t care. This is Socialized medicine & like Socialism, power is the end game.
          The family, is challenging their authority & power & that simply can’t be tolerated.
          The ultimate power of Socialism is the power they hold over individuals’ “Life or Death.
          They have to kill Charlie to maintain their power & authority.

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    • kittytrump84 says:

      SO WHAT? His parents should be able to decide. They had the right abort him before he was born, but they do not have the right to take him home or to the USA? Absolutely evil.

      Liked by 10 people

      • deanbrh says:

        Their rights are unquestionable, but I would still question if there is a medical reason he would not survive the trip here. Just sayin’, we don’t know the whole story.

        Liked by 1 person

        • kittytrump84 says:

          He may not survive the trip and that is ok – it should be up to the people who love him and not the court. They deserve the chance to try and save their baby. How evil that his parents are powerless to save him.

          Liked by 3 people

          • aprilyn43 says:

            @kittyTrump84 – No little Charlie might not survive the flight & the treatment might not work. But Charlie’s parents NOT the NHS or the death panels should decide that fate.
            While hope still exists, if the parents want to try “Let Them Try”.

            Liked by 8 people

        • domain496 says:

          He will certainly die as currently maintained in the hospital, so what is the difference if he dies at home, dies in the airplane en route or dies captive in the hospital? The parents should be allowed to chose which “dignity ” is accorded to their child.

          Liked by 2 people

      • shallbe4 says:

        It is absolutely evil. The EU wants to control every nation’s policies and God Forbid people complain and act as individuals they will be punished by not allowing them to take their child home.

        Liked by 1 person

    • bliss3609 says:

      So isn’t it he worth a shot!?

      Liked by 3 people

      • deanbrh says:

        Yep, I would pick the kid up and head for the door. BUT if he is on a ventilator and has tubes everywhere, I wouldn’t know how to detach him without chancing I’d be killing him.

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  6. M. Mueller says:

    Forgive me if already posted.

    Members of President Donald Trump’s administration have spoken with the family of a terminally ill British infant whose parents are seeking medical care in the U.S.

    White House spokeswoman Helen Ferre said later Monday that “although the President himself has not spoken to the family, he does not want to pressure them in any way, members of the administration have spoken to the family in calls facilitated by the British government.”

    “The President is just trying to be helpful if at all possible,” Ferre said.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/trump-staffers-speaking-family-terminally-ill-british-baby/

    Liked by 5 people

  7. I will never forget that our wonderful President Trump had the compassion, interest and heart to reach out to help this baby and his family at their most difficult time. I could not be more proud that decency and generosity have returned to the White House. Thank you, President Trump!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Concerned Virginian says:

    And unless ObamaCare is repealed and replaced, THIS is what the “new norm” will be in the United States. It will encompass ALL ages. In England, they already have in place the “Liverpool Pathway” to withdraw treatment from the elderly in hospitals to “let them die with dignity”.

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  9. BillRiser says:

    I posted about Charlie three days ago. Some feed back was then too late can’t cure him. My response is any decisions should be up to his Parents and God no one else. That’s why we don/t need a Single Payer Health care here in the USA. My prayers go out to Charlie and his Parents and I assume their prayers are giving them the answers they search for.
    I did not comment earlier until I saw this tweet from the left. It’s so sad a that critical ill 10 month old baby brings out the sickening racial hatred from the left. What brought out President Trumps reaction was not race, it was just the crying out from a parent for their dying child amid Government interference.

    Liked by 3 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Nasty woman – Trump helped a black woman who was in danger of being killed by BLACK people, by hiding her in one of his hotels with security. Get over your nasty self.

      Liked by 4 people

      • georgiafl says:

        There is no telling how many people Donald Trump has helped over the years. He is very generous and compassionate.

        Liked by 2 people

      • keebler AC ovfefe says:

        A poseur who thinks being a white privileged spokesperson for blacks means extra more virtue while probably a hypocrite like the rest of libs who do nothing all day except stereotype blacks as plantation genes.

        Liked by 1 person

      • He plans to help Black children by giving them school vouchers for their choice of schools, something Obama denied them in deference to union teachers. He chose the unions over the welfare of Black children while he sent his daughters to the prestigious Sidwell School, where they enjoyed gourmet, multiple entrees choices daily. Hypocrite, much?

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    • aprilyn43 says:

      @BillRiser – The Left just can’t stand that Trump is such a great president!
      The comment was horrible, but that’s all they have in them, Hate .. Racism .. Intolerance & a Controlling MindSet!
      Th sevppl are mentally sick & “IF” they ever get back in power, they will commit genocide on Conservative’s, Christians & Anyone who opposes them .. even slightly.

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  10. Lucille says:

    Terri Schiavo’s brother Bobby Schindler has weighed in on the situation.

    “Charlie Gard’s life is more valuable than British and European bureaucrats realize,” explains Bobby Schindler, President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

    “The central issue of the Charlie Gard struggle,” continues Bobby Schindler, “is not about rationing, limited resources, or even life support. At issue is whether universal healthcare means that bureaucrats and judges will determine appropriate treatment, or whether parents like Charlie’s with the energy, finances, and physicians to care for their child will be allowed to do so.”

    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has served more than 2,500 medically vulnerable patients and families. The Network been instrumental in similar parental rights cases, particularly the case of Jahi McMath who is now home with her family, and baby Joseph Maraachli who was ultimately allowed to die peacefully in his sleep from natural causes at home, surrounded by loved ones.

    Schindler added: “We don’t need judges posing as anguished moral philosophers, weighing what makes a life worth living. We simply need them to rule on whether mothers and fathers have an inalienable right to care for their own children. Are we better off in a society where government officials are encouraged literally to separate loved ones from each other? Is it better for Charlie Gard to live and die at home with his family, or in a state institution?”

    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/07/03/trump-admin-officials-weve-spoken-to-charlie-gards-family-and-offered-to-help/

    Trump Admin Officials: We’ve Spoken to Charlie Gard’s Family and Offered to Help
    STEVEN ERTELT JUL 3, 2017 | 4:20PM LONDON, ENGLAND

    Liked by 8 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Beautiful, powerful and succinct.

      Liked by 2 people

    • MOA says:

      That’s nailed it.

      Consider the next step, there are revolutionary drugs for a particular fairly common terminal illness that can never be funded for mass patient use @ $100,000 + / year. These govt social engineering fascists will eventually apply their power to forbid anyone from funding this themselves…..ok if you are chosen, forbidden if you are not.

      What better form of control than being able to allocate life saving medicines to the populace, they love it.

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  11. MOA says:

    So….in the UK, is it possible to avoid the Death Panel’s decision once it has been made?
    How?
    Bribe someone? Have contacts at Cabinet level?
    Curious UK minds want to know.

    Liked by 1 person

    • keebler AC ovfefe says:

      In Canada too, you cannot escape the death panel of pre-dominantly ignorant doctors who are under the thumbnail of bureaucrats.

      Basically, even if there is an alternative, the NHS doctors refuse this outcome which would save the baby but prove they are inadequately equipped to do better than “let him die in dignity” which is another term for pull the plug the sooner the better for costs.

      Liked by 4 people

      • MOA says:

        Ok.
        So when the NHS doesn’t fund expensive treatment, you are not allowed to fund your own expensive treatment because that would challenge their power.

        Kafka would understand perfectly.

        Liked by 4 people

        • keebler AC ovfefe says:

          It challenges the established thinking among NHS doctors that there is no cure nor other acceptable outcome other than a “dignified death”. This is obviously not acceptable to a socialized bureaucratic medical system. As I understand it, the family is not expecting the NHS to fund the procedure nor the flight costs so take expensive out of the equation. Why are you adding misunderstanding to your perfect understanding?

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          • keebler AC ovfefe says:

            From the comment above yours, please read if you missed it.

            “The central issue of the Charlie Gard struggle,” continues Bobby Schindler, “is not about rationing, limited resources, or even life support. At issue is whether universal healthcare means that bureaucrats and judges will determine appropriate treatment, or whether parents like Charlie’s with the energy, finances, and physicians to care for their child will be allowed to do so.”

            This is the hidden problem that most liberals miss. Free health care is not free nor is it optimal unless it’s routine health care that a even a paramedical can treat. People who have lived through “free” socialized medicine have been through it and know it is not the ultimate health care model libs automatically assume it is.

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          • MOA says:

            “Why are you adding misunderstanding to your perfect understanding?”
            Who is that directed at?

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        • keebler AC ovfefe says:

          Sorry, MOA, it’s been a long day. I misread and thought you were being facetious in support of the NHS. This “dignified death” scenario happens a lot in socialized medicine, most people just give in to the bureaucrat over reaches and few fight it, and even fewer have Trump to help. I hope it helps turn the tide somehow in the states against single-payer and Obama Nocare, and for Trump-Cruz’s parallel system.

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          • MOA says:

            George Dickel #8 is the fix. Ice if you must.

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            • keebler AC ovfefe says:

              George Dickel No. 8
              The nose is full but soft, with mellow corn, complex oak notes, a hint of vanilla sweetness and subtle clay-like earthiness.
              On the palate there’s some sweetness up front which is soon overshadowed by a soot-driven smoke and mineral quality. As that mellows, it becomes more vanilla-centric.
              The finish sees a nice progression of dry oak and warming spice notes.
              Overall it has good complexity but comes across as being a little youthful, though not to the point of being disjointed.

              http://thewhiskeyroom.blogspot.ca/2014/10/george-dickel-no-8-vs-no-12.html

              Sounds good! Thank you for the recommendation 😀

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      • shallbe4 says:

        Death Panels soon to be coming to a neighborhood near you. We need to make sure that any Healthcare Bill which is passed does not shorten the lives of Seniors or Children because taking care of them requires too much fuss.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. moe2004 says:

    The UK gives millions to house and feed refugees, but poor Charlie’s family has to take one for the team, not fair. This has to stop, this is how you lose your country. Sadly I believe they are finished.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. MOA says:

    And here’s the reality that the media won’t talk about…..

    What if this was PM May’s daughter’s baby…would the slimy UK medical bureaucrats make the same display? Would they forbid treatment elsewhere, would they decree the baby must die “in their care”.
    Of course not.

    The British class system is alive and well…… and the weasel doctor bureaucrats know it.
    As they rub the face of Charlie in it to teach his parents a national lesson….which is their purpose…

    Liked by 1 person

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