On day before Father’s Day, Tom Evans speaks out about Alfie

By Dave Andrusko

Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked.

As best I can tell, a June 16 message cross-posted on his own Facebook page and that of “Alfie’s Army” was the first time Tom Evans has commented since the April 28 death of Alfie Evans.

His initial remarks tell us how badly he feels Alfie, himself, and Alfie’s mother, Kate James, were treated by Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (the hospital refused to allow them to take their own son to Italy for further examination and possible treatment) and what sustains them.

He begins

It’s been 1month and 2 weeks since our gladiator was taking away from us, deprived, neglected, mistreated, and disrespected!!

Me and Kate will never come to terms with it and will never accept alfies death or cause of death! But there is one thing that keeps us going and that’s our belief and faith that we will meet our angel again in the future, so we cherish the times we have had with him and look forward to the future to making more memories with him💙

The pain appears to be every bit as raw as it was when the British judicial system sided with the hospital and allowed them to disconnect Alfie’s ventilator. After the fact—after Alfie lived for five days—Alder Hey Children’s Hospital insisted it had never actually said Alfie would die immediately, although that clearly was the predominate message newspapers carried for weeks and months.

Tom reaffirmed that, writing (all in capital letters)

I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND THE WORLD THOSE DRS TOLD ME AND KATE AND ALL YHE COURTS ALFIE WOULDN’T LAST LONGER THAN FIVE MINUTES!!!!!

HE SURVIVED FOR A FURTHER FIVE DAYS AND FAUGHT HARD HE SHOULD OF BEEN GIVING RESPECT,CARE,DECENCY

As he did in court and in impromptu press conferences, Mr. Evans reiterated a constant theme in this message posted the day before Father’s Day:

NO OTHER PARENT SHOULD EVER EVER GO THROUGH OR IMAGINE!

Mr. Evans ended on a defiant, never give up note:

We are not done!

we are angry, upset, distraught, and truly heartbroken 😔 Alfie ment the world to us he’s been apart of our lives for 2 years and through the good and bad we have cherished him through every moment and always felt blessed to have him apart of us.

We thank everyone for your amazing courageous support it’s helped us in the deepest struggles and in the hardest days but you along with Alfie have helped us get through it and we thank you all sincerely.

We will get JUSTICE FOR ALFIE

#JFAJE #JUSTICEFORALFIEJAMESEVANS💙💙💙

Kate James