Charlie Gard’s parents optimistic after scan
Charlie Gard’s parents remained “optimistic” last night following a brain scan that will determine whether he can have experimental therapy.
The scan took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where a US professor of neurosurgery yesterday examined the 11-month-old. Prof Michio Hirano was studying the scan and other medical records before deciding whether he felt the boy could benefit from treatment for the rare mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.
GOSH believes that life support should be switched off while Charlie’s parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates say he should be given a chance of experimental treatment.