Charlie deserves a chance
THE Charlie Gard case has been dominating the headlines and it breaks my heart.
It also makes me really angry as well, especially being a mother myself.
As you know, I’ve got a child, Luca, who’s autistic and when he needs extra funding to help and support him with his speech and learning it’s not me who decides how much money he gets for it, it’s a bunch of strangers who’ve never met him. they didn’t give birth to the child, they don’t know the child like the parents do.
The Pope and Donald Trump have got involved now and for me, that shows how serious this whole issue is. They are world leaders and if they didn’t think it was worth a chance they wouldn’t get involved – they don’t exactly have hours to kill do they?!
Charlie’s parents know their own child and they’ve been raising money to take him for the treatment. They should be allowed to go for it with their own funds.
Reading all the news about it and hearing all the stories, it reminded me of the little boy Ashya King whose parents snatched him out of the NHS and flew to Prague for life-saving treatment in 2014.
Ashya is now in recovery and is a happy WHEN I heard that Sunderland mascot Bradley Lowery had died, I felt so sad for his family and my good friend Jermain Defoe.
I’ve known Jermain for a while and the bond he shared with Bradley was so special. He’ll do anything for children and charities and what he did FUNDS: Charlie’s parents Connie and Chris child who now goes to school. But it got me thinking that if they hadn’t had the balls to do that, would he still be alive now?
They took their chance and I can’t help but think Charlie and his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, deserve theirs. for Bradley and his family showed the best side of him. It was amazing to see.
Jermain has the biggest heart, and it was clear to see how much six-year-old Bradley meant to him when he broke down at the press conference last week.
Rest in peace little man.