Terminally ill British infant, Charlie Gard, has captured hearts across the world after a European court ruled the baby should be taken off life support against the wishes of his parents.
On Monday, President Donald Trump even offered to help little Charlie in any way that he can after it was revealed the parents want to travel to the U.S. for an experimental procedure to treat their son’s rare genetic disorder, known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.
“If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so,” Trump tweeted.
If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, responded to Trump’s offer on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
“If he’s still fighting, we’re still fighting!!!” the mother wrote in a post that also included Trump’s tweet.
Chris Gard, Charlie’s father, and Yates are pleading with Prime Minister Theresa May to take action following the court’s ruling so they can at least have a chance to save their son.
The parents also had nice things to say about Trump, according to a family spokesperson. The Daily Mail reported:
In a statement their spokesman said: ‘Chris and Connie are overwhelmed with emotion that President Trump and the Pope have spoken publicly of their support.
‘Their kind words have given them so much comfort. They remain at Charlie’s bedside and his condition remains stable.’
If Charlie is anything like his parents, he’s definitely not done fighting.
Source: Conservative Daily