July 6, 2017

City of Liverpool, England, shows its solidarity with Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard
The longer the titanic battle to save little Charlie Gard goes on, the more support there is to “allow” his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, to take him out of a London Hospital , which believes he is better off dead , and take the 11-month-old boy to Columbia Hospital in the United States for experimental therapy.

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are tweeting their support of the parents’ right to make medical decisions for Charlie, who suffers from a rare and debilitating chromosomal condition in which his cells cannot replenish essential energy. There has been some success in the United States using a natural compound, orally administered.

Now the city of Liverpool is showing its solidarity.

“A number of Liverpool city centre landmarks will be lit up blue tomorrow night to support Charlie Gard and his family,” according to Jenny Kirkham of The Liverpool Echo. “Tomorrow, a group of supporters will gather at midday for a peaceful demonstration at the waterfront in the hope of raising awareness of Charlie’s fight before a number of significant Liverpool buildings are lit up blue.”

Kirkham reports that the driving force is Christiana Byrne. She contacted the Liverpool City Council about getting behind Charlie.

“It’s amazing to see people supporting Charlie’s cause,” Byrne told the Echo. “We want more people to become aware of the struggles Charlie’s family are facing and hopefully with more awareness, Charlie will be allowed to go to America.” Byrne added

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