Char­lie Gard’s par­ents op­ti­mistic af­ter scan

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

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.

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