Desperate Parents Of 22-Month-Old Alfie Are Suing Doctors Who Want To Switch Off His Life Support

Date April 5, 2018

Parents of a 22-month-old boy diagnosed with a complicated brain condition are fighting with the doctors who want to switch off his life support on Friday.

Save Alfie Evans!

A heartbreaking story of the boy Alfie Evans won’t leave anyone indifferent. The 22-month-old toddler has a complicated brain disease and is being kept alive in Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

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Despite the doctors’ opinion that the boy won’t make it, Alfie’s parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, are not going to give up on him. The couple wanted to take Alfie to Rome where he could get a special treatment.

Today, Alfie’s condition is considered as critical and the doctors maintain his life via a system of life support. They say there are almost zero chances that the boy will recover. For this reason, a hospital has an intention to switch off the system off his life support. The machine will be reportedly turned off on Friday.

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Alfie’s parents appealed to the High Court against a ruling that allows doctors to switch the life support off. However, their petition has been rejected.

On Thursday, Tom and Kate lodged an application asking to appeal to the Supreme Court. In case the Supreme Court will also refuse, the desperate parents will have the last chance to go to the European Court of Human Rights.

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Alfie’s father said in his statement:

Discussing how they would take him to Claire House in Birkenhead 40-50 min away, give me and Kate a day with him, then at a set time remove his machine. Absolutely vile, disgusting actions! We won’t let them kill our boy.

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Pope Francis tweets support for the sick child

Pope Francis is one of those people who support Alfie’s parents in their decision to fight for their son’s life.


On Wednesday, Pope Francis took to Twitter to raise public awareness and express his support to the family. He wrote:

It is my sincere hope that everything necessary may be done in order to continue compassionately accompanying little Alfie Evans, and that the deep suffering of his parents may be heard. I am praying for Alfie, for his family and for all who are involved.

We also keep praying for little Alfie and his parents and wish them to keep strong during this hard period.

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