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Another Charlie Gard? Liverpool Hospital Fighting to Pull Baby's Life Support against Parents' Wishes

Claire Chretien : Aug 2, 2017  LifeSiteNews.com

Tom says more than a dozen U.S. hospitals have offered to help, including one in Miami.

(Liverpool, England)—[LifeSiteNews] A Liverpool hospital wants to yank the life support of a 14-month-old baby, but his parents want to bring him to the United States for treatment. (Photo: Alfie Evans/via LifeSiteNews.com)

Tom Evans and Kate James are the parents of Alfie Evans, who has been in intensive care at Alder Hey Children's Hospital since December. Alfie has a mysterious, undiagnosed disease. He's in a coma and has seizures.

The case is reminiscent of Charlie Gard's, which garnered international attention. Charlie's parents fought Great Ormond Street Hospital for months to be able to transfer him to the U.S. for experimental treatment. The hospital wanted to remove his life support.

Charlie was removed from his ventilator at a hospice on Friday, July 28, after his parents ultimately ended their legal battle.

A video of Alfie shared on the Facebook group "Alfie's Army" shows him opening his eyes and sucking on a pacifier. Another video shows him stretching.

"Doctors have warned they may have to take legal action as Tom will not let them switch off Alfie's life support," reported The Mirror.

Tom says more than a dozen U.S. hospitals have offered to help, including one in Miami.

More than 12,000 people have signed a change.org petition asking Alder Hey to keep Alfie on life support as his parents speak with specialists who "could help diagnose Alfie and give him the appropriate care...

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