Poor little Charlie Gard has just been given a third reprieve. It seems that some team of medical experts has informed the Great Ormond Street Hospital (where Charlie is being cared for) that there may be some benefit in some form of treatment. The exact details of this treatment are not clear – to me anyway.
Yet the powers that be still won’t let his parents take him to the USA. That is still the most baffling part of this whole sorry saga.
Since I posted the article on Charlie two VIPs have intervened. Verbally at least. The Pope and even the president of the United States – Donald Trump himself – have weighed into the debate. I tweeted my previous post on this subject to Mr. Trump. He probably does not read them himself. No doubt that is work for some of his minions. It is highly unlikely that he even writes “his” tweets. Still, it was worth a try.
Just a thought…
A thought occurred to me the other day while reading some of the articles in the media about poor Charlie’s case.
We are told that he has the extremely rare mitochondrial depletion syndrome. We are also told that he is one of only 16 such cases with this condition. The therapy offered in the USA is, we are told, experimental. If there are so few cases to experiment with surely it would be in everyone’s interest for Charlie to go to the USA?
How can they find a cure (or useful treatment) to such a rare condition without a patient to experiment on?
Just a thought…
Meanwhile I hope that someone in authority makes a good and right decision for once. For the sake of little Charlie Gard.