Charlie Gard Case: Parents Withdraw Application To Bring Sick Baby To US
The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard on Monday withdrew their application seeking to take the child to the United States for an experimental medical treatment, a lawyer for the couple said.
Lawyer Grant Armstrong said at London's High Court it was too late for the 11-month-old child to receive treatment. Recent medical tests revealed Charlie has irreversible muscular damage.
"It's too late for Charlie," Armstrong said. "The damage has been done"
Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, cried in the courtroom as the lawyer announced the news -- their last bid to seek permission to take their child to the U.S. for treatment. Armstrong said Gard and Yates now "wish to spend the maximum amount of time they have left with Charlie."