Alfie Evans’ parents ‘heartbroken’ as toddler dies after four days without life support…(GRRRRRR…)

Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

ALFIE Evans has died, his parents confirmed as they said they were “heartbroken” after the toddler passed away at 2.30am this morning.

By CARLY READ
Express.co.uk
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Alfie’s death comes after months of legal battles over the 23-month-old’s life support.

Alder Hey Hospital withdrew Alfie’s life support on Monday night after a late night court hearing.

The toddler, who had a degenerative neurological condition, was granted Italian citizenship in a bid to transfer him to a hospital in Rome as the case reached the highest levels of Italian government.

This morning his parents Tom Evans and Kate James said: “We are heartbroken.”

On Facebook, Mr Evans wrote: “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings…absolutely heartbroken.”

Alfie was born in May 2016 and was first admitted to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool in the following December after suffering seizures and has stayed a patient ever since.

The legal battle attracted attention from across the world with Pope Francis meeting Alfie’s father and Italy putting air ambulances on alert ready to transfer the toddler.

Following a series of High Court rulings and appeals as medics and parents clashed over the child’s care, judges decided Alfie would not go to Italy earlier this week.

The tot was admitted to Alder Hay Children’s Hospital last December after suffering seizures.

He was due to spend 12 months there under the care of medics but a bitter spat over his treatment saw hospital staff apply to the High Court to remove the rights of his parents after it was decided keepng the terminally ill little boy on life supoort would not be in his best interests.

A court hearing followed two months later, in which a doctor tells Mr Justice Hayden, who overlooked the case, for the youngster who at the time was in a semi-vegitative state from an extremely rare degenerative neurological condition specialists were unable to pin point exactly.

The judge rulled in favour of the hospital.

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