BREAKING: Parents of Alfie Evans announce he has passed awayLive Action News - April 28, 2018
Today at 2:30 am UK local time, little Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old toddler who was removed from life support by court order on April 23rd, passed away after continuing to breathe on his own for four days. His parents shared the heartbreaking announcement on Facebook, his father Thomas Evans writing, “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30… absolutely heartbroken… I LOVE YOU MY GUY….”
Alfie’s mother, Kate, also posted on her Facebook account, announcing the sad news, writing, “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heart broken. Thank you everyone for all your support.”
Alder Hey Hospital had originally withheld oxygen as well as food and water from Alfie, with some doctors expecting him to pass away within minutes. But little Alfie was a fighter, and he continued to breathe on his own for so long that medical personnel were said to be “gobsmacked.”
As previously reported by Live Action News, after 19 hours, the hospital reportedly granted Alfie oxygen and water, and after 28 hours, he was at last given food. At the time, Alfie’s father stated, “It’s disgusting how he’s being treated,” adding, “In reality he could be in Italy right now. We all know the military air force are ready to take him and a team of doctors are there. We’ve also got a German air ambulance team, who attempted to take him in the first place, ready….” Italy had granted Alfie citizenship and planned to care for him at Bambino Gesù Hospital.
Tragically, these efforts were to no avail, as the UK courts denied every single appeal made on behalf of Alfie’s life, regardless of the fact that there would have been no cost to the NHS for Alfie to be taken out of the country for care.
Alfie’s father then stated that he intended to sue three medical personnel whom he believed to be responsible for attempting to bring about Alfie’s death. Alfie’s parents wanted to take him home, but according to the UK Telegraph, an Alder Hey doctor stated that a “sea change” in Alfie’s parents’ attitude toward the hospital was necessary for this to happen.
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