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Charlie Gard: Outpouring of Support for Parents Builds

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Charlie Gard's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, revealing their decision. (Rex Features via AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 05:32 AM

The parents of Charlie Gard on Monday ended their legal effort to bring their terminally-ill child to the United States for an experimental treatment, and an outpouring of support for their decision seemed to be building.

According to The Independent, Connie Yates and Chris Gard said "it is no longer in Charlie's best interests" to receive experimental nucleoside therapy after the child had suffered irreversible muscular damage.

Barrister Grant Armstrong told a High Court judge the couple was "extremely distressed" by a new test on the 11-month-old, saying that "the treatment can no longer be a success," noted The Independent.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital, where the child has been treated since October, said the hearts of the employees there "go out to Charlie, his mother and father," said the BBC News. The hospital said the decision by the parents "command GOSH's utmost respect and humble all who work there."

Judge Nicholas Francis paid tribute to the parents, acknowledging the grief they are going through, said The Independent.

"These parents should know that no parent could have done more for their child," Francis said. "They have, however, now accepted that Charlie's life cannot be improved and that the only remaining course is for him to be given palliative care and to permit him to die with dignity."

Reaction on social media also supported the parents.

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