More gut-wrenching testimony in the case of grievously ill Alfie Evans
Reading the summary notes offered online by Liverpool Echo reporter Tom Berger is almost like being at the gut-wrenching hearing in which Mr. Justice Hayden will decide the fate of Alfie Evans, the grievously ill 20-month-old son of Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20.
Each day’s hearing is more heartrending than the day before. The parents want Alfie to be flown to the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome for possible treatment. The staff at Alder Hey in Birmingham, England, argues that their son is dying (which the parents say is not a certainty) and that it was in Alfie’s “best interests” to have his life support disconnected.
Although an exact diagnosis still evades doctors, they say Alfie is suffering from “a neuro-degenerative disease.”