The case involving Charlie Gard and his parents has captivated the world. Young Charlie suffers from a rare disease known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.
According to reports, the disease causes progressive muscle weakness and extensive brain damage. For this reason, Charlie is unable to breathe on his own and uses a ventilator to live.
Recently, the parents of Charlie have been desperately trying to get approval to bring him from the U.K. to the United States, to try a final attempt at a new treatment. However, their approvals have been getting denied by the U.K. judges.
The case has been widely publicized and has now caught the attention of President Donald Trump. He recently took to Twitter to say he would do whatever he could to help the parents and Charlie.
“If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so,” he wrote.
Thus far, the U.K. has kept Charlie's parents from traveling with him to America. Hopefully, after the words of President Trump, and the world, they will change their minds.
President Trump wasn’t the only world figure to offer support. Pope Francis also made a major announcement about the case.
"The Holy Father is following with affection and emotion the situation of little Charlie Gard and expresses his closeness to his parents. He is praying for them, in the hope that their desire to accompany and care for their own child until the end will be respected," the director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, said in a statement Sunday.
What do you think should happen? What if this was your child? Please join us in praying for baby Charlie as well as his family.