Char­lie de­serves a chance

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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.

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