Where is the Outrage over Alfie Evans' Mistreatment?

29 April, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Norman Carr
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The parents, Kate James and Tom Evans, announced their 23-month-old son's death on social media, saying they were "heartbroken".

"Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am". We are heart broken. But Alfie's doctors, who took him off life support against his parents' wishes, said he couldn't be healed and shouldn't make the trip.

Alder Hey Children's hospital, where the 23-month-old was being treated, expressed their condolences. "We also wish to thank Alder Hey staff at every level of their dignity and professionalism during what must have been an incredibly hard time for them too".

Prior to Alfie's passing, his father thanked everyone for their support and requested privacy to facilitate reconciliation with the hospital authorities. He was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease associated with severe epilepsy and had been in a semivegetative state for more than a year. "Today, I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him in His tender embrace".

Alfie, who was born in May 2016, was first admitted to the hospital the following December after suffering seizures, and had been a patient ever since.

However, two days later the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling preventing the toddler from travelling overseas after life support was withdrawn.

The death of Alfie, who had a rare degenerative brain condition that left him in a "semi-vegetative state" with nearly no brain function, came five days after doctors removed life support.

Thomas Evans had also met with the pope in the Vatican last week and asked him to "save our son".




"I wish to repeat and strongly confirm that the only master of life from the beginning until the natural end is God".

Italy granted citizenship to the toddler on Monday in the hope of facilitating his transfer to the Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) paediatric hospital in Rome.

British law states that parents "cannot demand a particular treatment to be continued where the burdens of the treatment clearly outweigh the benefits for the child".

Tensions between the toddler's parents and the hospital had eased in recent days.

There were emotional scenes as supporters of all ages gathered in a park near to Alder Hey Children's Hospital - where Alfie had received treatment.

The incident itself has caused incredible amounts of public outrage and campaigning for better treatment, with the hospital staff reportedly shocked after countless acts of abuse towards them.

His parents said that the youngster had defied doctors' expectations and they took their case to the Court of Appeal, but the application to take him overseas was rejected.

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