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Charlie Gard's Parents Give $1.5M In His Memory to Help Other Sick Kids

Claire Chretien : Aug 3, 2017  LifeSiteNews.com

Charlie's "legacy will be to support other young children and families faced with similar circumstances." -family spokesman.

(London, England)—[LifeSiteNews] Charlie Gard's parents will set up a foundation to help sick kids, defend parental rights, and ensure what happened to their son doesn't happen to other families. (Photo: Facebook)

Chris Gard and Connie Yates were unable to use the 1.3 million (about $1.5 million USD) they raised to transfer Charlie to the U.S. for experimental treatment. It will instead be used to start the Charlie Gard Foundation, which will help families in similar circumstances.

British and European courts prevented the 11-month-old, who had a rare mitochondrial disease, from being able to receive the care his parents sought. Instead, the courts said Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), not Chris and Connie, could decide to remove Charlie's ventilator.

A long legal battle ensued, but eventually Chris and Connie ended it because GOSH's months of stalling nixed Charlie's chances for recovery. Charlie died on Friday, July 28, just a week before his first birthday...

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