UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th. It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...
August 8, 2017
Charlie Gard opened his eyes, looked at his parents right before dying
It took 12 minutes for Charlie Gard to die after his ventilator was removed, his parents said in a new interview, and he "opened his eyes and looked at us one last time and closed them before he passed away."
Charlie died just one week before his first birthday. He captured the world's attention when his parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, raised more than $1.5 million to treat his rare mitochondrial disease. Chris and Connie wanted to pursue experimental treatment in the U.S.; Great Ormond Street Hospital wanted to remove Charlie's life support.