‘Al­fie’ par­ents cel­e­brate birth of new son

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

TOM Evans and Kate James, whose bat­tle to keep their son Al­fie alive touched the hearts of mil­lions around the globe, have had a new baby boy.

Kate James, 20, lost son Al­fie to a rare brain con­di­tion in April.

She and her part­ner Tom, 21, are now cel­e­brat­ing the birth of a sec­ond son, who came along in early Au­gust.

Al­fie’s par­ents, from Liver­pool, launched a le­gal bid to keep him alive af­ter doc­tors at Alder Hey Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal ap­plied to turn off his life sup­port.

Doc­tors ar­gued that his con­di­tion could not im­prove and strongly op­posed moves by his fam­ily to pro­vide spe­cial­ist care out­side the coun­try.

Hun­dreds of sup­port­ers – dubbed “Al­fie’s Army” – backed the par­ents and dad Tom flew to Rome to meet Pope Fran­cis.

Doc­tors in Italy of­fered to treat the young­ster.

But the tragic tod­dler’s life sup­port was fi­nally switched off in April as the fam­ily’s lawyers even­tu­ally ex­hausted all le­gal av­enues.

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