Charlie Gard, the British baby who became the subject of a bitter fight between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to New York for experimental treatment, has died.
The 11-month-old baby died Friday after suffering from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, an extremely rare genetic condition that causes progressive brain damage and muscle weakness.
A British judge ordered on Thursday that Charlie be moved to a hospice to die after his parents and the hospital failed to meet a deadline to agree on an end-of-life care plan.
His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, spent months trying to persuade Great Ormond Street Hospital to send Charlie to Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan for experimental therapy.
Their struggle to save the boy elicited an international outpouring of sympathy.
With Post Wires