The family of Archie Battersbee, the British boy who is brain dead, said they felt “shattered” after exhausting all legal avenues to maintain the child’s assisted breathing mechanisms, who is admitted to a London hospital, according to the Christian Concern group. The 12-year-old boy, whose case has received great media attention, was found by his mother, Hollie Dance, unconscious on April 7 at his home in Southend, in the county of Essex (southeast England), with a rope tied around his head and believes that he may have suffered an accident when he participated in some viral challenge through social networks. In recent months, the family has sought legal action to prevent the Royal London hospital, where the minor remains. admitted, withdraw, as the health unit wants, the assisted breathing apparatus considering that he has no chance of recovery. After several appeals in the British courts and l Due to the intervention of the European Court of Human Rights, which gave reason to the hospital, the family tried unsuccessfully in recent days to allow Archie to be taken from the hospital to a hospice so that he could die in this place, away from the noise of Royal London. The last effort in this direction was exhausted last Friday night after the European Court of Human Rights indicated that the case of the transfer to a hospice was “outside” its competence. The hospital argued that putting Archie in a hospice was a risk because a slight movement of the body could further aggravate the child’s condition. A spokesman for the Christian Concern group, which supports Archie’s family, acknowledged that “all legal routes have been exhausted” and that the relatives are “broken “, but they spend “valuable moments” with the child. The hospital has not confirmed when Archie’s devices will be disconnected, but it is expected to be this Saturday. During the legal proceedings , the British judges reiterated that continuing to offer vital support to the child was “against his best interests”. the dedication” of the family and stressed that he hoped that the child would have the opportunity to die in peace “with his family”.
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