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Charlie Gard's parents to hold meeting with hospital about new treatment for terminally-ill son

July 7, 2017 7:41 AM
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Charlie Gard's parents to hold meeting with hospital about new treatment for terminally-ill son

Charlie Gard's parents will meet with hospital bosses today to discuss new research that could help their terminally-ill son.

A US hospital has offered to ship an experimental drug to the UK to help treat the 11-month-old and his mother has said new research suggests it would work for Charlie.

Charlie has a rare genetic condition affecting his mitochondria and doctors argued life support should be switched off because there is no chance of his condition improving, with the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court all ruling in favour of the doctors.

Speaking exclusively to ITV's Good Morning Britain, Charlie's mother Connie Yates said she and partner Chris Gard will meet with doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital at 11am on Friday to discuss the new research and its implications for their son.

"There’s further scientific research that this medication would work for Charlie," she said.

"We sent them a letter late yesterday saying about this new information and that we think it should be considered, so hopefully we might have a bit of good news later, but we don’t know."

Also read: US doctor at Great Ormond Street Hospital for talks over Charlie Gard’s future

Source: itv.com

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