A U.S. doctor will travel to the U.K. to examine 11-month-old Charlie Gard. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnae) reports.
LONDON â An American doctor will meet withÂ medics caring for Charlie Gard, a terminally ill British baby whose parents are battling in the courts for him to receive experimental treatment in the United States.
Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center who specializes in treating rare genetic conditions, will also meet with Connie Yates, the 11-month-old infantâs mother, on Monday and Tuesday.
Charlie suffers from a rare incurable condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome and has brain damage, is blind and deaf and cannot breathe without a ventilator.
Great Ormond Street Hospital in LondonÂ was scheduled to turn off the babyâs life support last month after his parents âÂ Chris Gard, 32 andÂ Yates, 31 âÂ lost an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy.