President Donald J. Trump publicly stated he is backing the fight to save the critically ill, British baby Charlie Gard.
In a tweet the president stated he would be “delighted” to “help” the boy, after The European Court on Human Rights ruled his parents could not privately fund a final attempt to treat him.
Charlie Gard is a 10-month-old child who was born with a deadly disease.
He suffers from mitochondrial disease, which deteriorates/destroys the brain and muscles.
His parents raised $1.6 million. Enough money to fly Charlie to the United States for an experimental treatment.
That’s when things got sticky. The hospital chimed in stating the treatment wouldn’t help Charlie, and would just prolong his suffering.
You see the hospital was telling the parents — whom have lived with their child’s suffering every day of his life — that they knew what was best for Charlie, which was for him to die.
If you’re a parent you can imagine the outrage these parents felt with that ruling, and the absolute delight seeing Trump’s statement.
If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
According to Breitbart: Helen Ferre, the director of media affairs at the White House, released a statement regarding President Trump’s offer to the little boy’s parents:
Upon learning of baby Charlie Gard’s situation, President Trump has offered to help the family in this heartbreaking situation.
Although the president himself has not spoken to the family, he does not want to pressure them in any way. Members of the administration have spoken to the family in calls facilitated by the British government. The president is just trying to be helpful, if at all possible.
Due to legal issues, we can not confirm the name of doctor or hospital where the baby could be treated in the United States.