Charlie Gard's parents upset by 'backlash' over Great Ormond Street death threats

Charlie Gard's parents

So far, the courts have sided with Charlie's doctors, who say the treatment is a fruitless endeavor that has not been tested on someone with Charlie's specific condition and that it will only cause the baby more pain.

Mary MacLeod, chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital, said; "Charlie Gard's case is a heart-breaking one". According to his doctors, Charlie Gard is profoundly brain damaged, blind, deaf and incapable of breathing or eating on his own.

"We recognise the tireless advocacy of Charlie's loving parents and the natural sympathy people feel with his situation".

"Despite conflicting issues, we have always had the utmost respect for all the staff who work tirelessly at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the very hard jobs they do every day".

Specialists at Great Ormond Street say the therapy is experimental and will not help.

But the couple say there is new evidence and had asked Mr Justice Francis, who in April ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity, to change his mind.

Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, are battling with the hospital for the right to take their desperately sick little boy to the USA for pioneering treatment, which the hospital opposes because they believe it will only prolong his suffering. He said there was an "11% to 56% chance of clinically meaningful improvement" in muscular function with the proposed treatment.

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In the midst of the legal battle over Charlie Gard and whether he would be best served by end-of-life hospice or experimental treatment, the infant has accumulated supporters around the world. Charlie Gard's case is truly tragic and the whole nation sympathises with his parents.

Some staff have been abused online and others on the street, it said.

"Like them we have been shocked by some of the public response to this case and agree with them that it is disgraceful that doctors have received death threats". Many of these messages are menacing, including death threats.

Guests at the hospital have also been harassed and discomforted while visiting their children, MacLeod said.

"Thousands of abusive messages have been sent to doctors and nurses whose life's work is to care for sick children". It is possible that a decision regarding the withdrawal of Charlie's care will be made at that time.

Charlie's parents then took the case to the Court of Appeal which was heard on May 23 with the court dismissing the appeal two days later.

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