By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life Around the world, millions are holding their breath during this crucial two day period for baby Charlie Gard, still on life-support in a London hospital, in spite of the hospital’s strong opposition. Charlie is being examined onsite Monday by Michio Hirano, a neurologist at Columbia …Continue reading "Charlie Gard gets ‘make or break’ exam by experts, including Dr. Hirano"
No decision reached today in emotional hearing By Kathy Ostrowski Policy and Research Director, Kansans for Life A decision whether Chris Gard and Connie Yates, will be allowed to take their rapidly failing son Charlie to the United States to obtain experimental treatment will be held off at least another day or two after a …Continue reading "Charlie Gard’s parents endure volatile UK court hearing"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy and Research Director, Kansans for Life The parents of Charlie Gard are begging British Prime Minister Theresa May to make good on her statement to Parliament that she was confident the hospital which is determined to remove Charlie’s life support “always will consider any offers or new information that has come …Continue reading "Urgent measures take shape Friday in 11th Hour attempt to save little Charlie Gard"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life After months of competing British headlines over the now international battle to save baby Charlie Gard’s life, today’s UK Express may clinch the title: “Donald Trump to roast Theresa May on the heartbreaking Charlie Gard situation’ at G20.” The Express reports that President Trump has …Continue reading "President Trump’s upcoming meeting with British Prime Minister said to focus on saving Charlie Gard"
New York’s Columbia University Hospital offering to treat baby By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life Charlie Gard’s desperate case for release from a London hospital before losing life-support was again made in the British parliament today, as seen in video provided by the Mirror. The response of the British Prime Minister …Continue reading "UK prime minister May dodges intervention for Charlie Gard"
Pope, President Trump tweet their support for Charlie By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life In a Greek tragedy or Shakespearean play, a Deus ex machina ending is the resolution of a seemingly unresolvable situation with an unanticipated “intervention by the gods.” In the tragic real life-and-death drama of baby Charlie Gard, facing …Continue reading "Media engaged by new high-profile support for Charlie Gard"
Betrays hospital public statement that there was no rush By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life In a heartbreaking Youtube posting today, Charlie Gard’s parents said life-support for him ends tomorrow and that the Great Ormond Street hospital [GOSH] will not allow them to bring Charlie home to die. Chris Gard and …Continue reading "UK hospital refuses to let Charlie Gard’s parents take him home"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Policy & Research Director Charlie Gard, a little baby on life-support with a debilitating genetic disease, has lost his last court battle. His parents’ heroic battle to bring 10-month-old Charlie to the United States for an experimental medication has lost out to a London hospital evaluation that he deserves …Continue reading "Baby Charlie Gard loses in European Court of last resort"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life Ten month old Charlie Gard is very sick, but he has two awesome champions–his mom, Connie, and dad, Chris, without whom he most certainly would be dead. Charlie is not only in the unenviable position of being on life-support against the fierce opposition of his …Continue reading "Charlie Gard: Battle over his life-support now between courts"
Judges will treat parents’ application to move son to the US for experimental therapy “with the utmost urgency” By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life It was a bittersweet first Father’ Day for Charlie Gard’s dad, Chris, and his partner Connie Yates. Yesterday they did not know whether their son’s respirator would …Continue reading "European Court of Human Rights extends life-support for Charlie Gard until ruling made"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life In another last-minute, heart-stopping announcement, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that 10-month-old Charlie Gard’s life-support must be continued until midnight Monday, June 19. The court issued a statement that such aid is needed to prevent “imminent risk of irreparable harm.” An …Continue reading "European Court of Human Rights authorizes six more days on life-support for Charlie Gard"
By Kathy Ostrowski Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life Thanks to what has been termed an “extraordinary” measure by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, Charlie Gard will not be immediately removed from his ventilator. The 11th hour intervention puts on hold until at least next week a decision by three …Continue reading "European Court of Human Rights maintains Charlie Gard on life-support until Tuesday"