Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old baby boy who captured the attention of people all across the globe, tragically passed away on July 28th in hospice. The sad announcement was first reported by a spokesperson of Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates.
The young child suffered from a rare genetic condition and brain damage. Charlie Gard’s case became very controversial worldwide as U.K. doctors continued to pursue shutting off the baby’s life support.
Gard’s parents fearlessly fought against the hospital for their baby’s precious life by seeking American treatment and wanting to take their son home to die. However, their wishes were ultimately denied.
Because of this, their case was picked up by multiple media sources, bringing the controversy to the public’s attention concerning parental rights. Baby Gard never had the opportunity for American treatment and was not able to be taken home for his last moments of life.
After the Gard family’s heartbreaking announcement, Pope Francis commented via social media. The Pope said, “I entrust little Charlie to the Father and pray for his parents and all those who loved him.”
Vice President Mike Pence also commented on Charlie Gard’s death. Please join us in prayer for the Gard family during this difficult time. Thank you!