Capture @Anna_Firth on Tweeter Archie Battersbee, 12, died on August 6, he was at the heart of a legal battle around the cessation of care. Capture @Anna_Firth on Tweeter Archie Battersbee, 12, died on August 6, he was at the heart of a legal battle over the cessation of treatment. (Capture @Anna_Firth on Tweeter) UNITED KINGDOM – “He fought until the very end”. Archie Battersbee, the 12-year-old Briton who has been brain dead for four months, died on Saturday August 6 after the cessation of treatment that kept him alive after a legal battle, his mother announced. “Archie died at 12:15 p.m. today,” Hollie Dance, the boy’s mother, who had been in a coma in a London hospital since April, told television. He was considered brain dead and British justice had authorized the hospital in mid-July to end the treatments that keep him alive. “He fought until the very end,” said Hollie Dance, in tears, “so proud to be his mom.” Very sad news that #ArchieBattersbee has died and all my thoughts and prayers are with Hollie and the family. Thank… https://t.co/uOcvhQE88n — Anna Firth MP (@Anna_Firth) See tweet “Very sad news that is the passing of Archie Battersbee, all my thoughts and prayers are with Hollie and her family. Thank you to all the NHS nurses and doctors who cared for him until the end” His parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, who were supported by a Christian organization, had to resolve to let their son die after exhausting all legal remedies, in the United Kingdom and before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). “I am broken” The hospital was “very clear” that there is “no other option” and that the care that keeps him alive will be interrupted on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (09:00 GMT), the child’s mother said in an interview with Sky News on Friday evening. “It was very hard”, she said, “I am broken”. “I did everything I promised my little boy I would do,” she said. The parents had taken final legal challenges to have their son discharged from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, and transferred to a hospice for the termination of treatment, to no avail. “Taking into account the wishes of the family and their motivations, the equipment in the care home, what Archie would have wanted, the risks of a transfer and his increasingly fragile health, (…) I think that it is in his interest to stay in the hospital for the cessation of treatment, “said the judge at the High Court in London on Friday. The hospital considered his condition too unstable for a transfer, which could “very likely accelerate the deterioration feared by the parents” Death following a challenge on social networks Archie had been found unconscious at his home on April 7 and did not not regained consciousness since. According to his mother, he would have participated in a challenge on social networks, called a blackout challenge, consisting of holding his breath until he passed out. His parents claimed to have seen signs of life but for the medical profession, his case is hopeless, justifying the cessation of treatment. Note that two girls, Lalani Erika Renee Walton and Arriani Jaileen Arroyo, 8 and 9 years old, died in 2021 because of this blackout challenge. In a press release on Friday evening, the hospital group in charge of the care of Archie Battersbee expressed its “deep sympathy” towards the family of the young boy. “As ordered by the courts, we will work with the family to prepare for the cessation of treatment, but we will not make any changes to Archie’s care until outstanding legal issues are resolved,” the statement continued. . The United Kingdom has in the recent past already been marked by two other comparable cases. In April 2018, a 23-month-old child, Alfie Evans, suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease died after a long legal battle by his parents against the cessation of treatment. His parents had notably received the support of Pope Francis, who had launched several appeals for the maintenance of the boy’s life. In 2017, Charlie Gard, suffering from a rare genetic disease, died shortly before his first birthday, after the cessation of artificial ventilation despite the multiplication of appeals by his parents. See also on The HuffPost: Siamese twins separated using virtual reality in Brazil You cannot view this content because you have refused cookies associated with third-party content. If you want to view this content, you can change your choices.
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