Alicia Powe – July 28, 2017
WASHINGTON – –A week before his first birthday, 11-month-old Charlie Gard has died.
Charlie, born Aug. 4, 2016, suffered from a rare form of mitochondrial disease, a condition that causes brain damage and progressive muscle weakness.
As a result, he spent the majority of his short life in the hospital.
After a grueling months-long battle waged by his parents, judges denied Connie Yates and Chris Gard the opportunity to take their critically ill baby to the U.S. for treatment.
“Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie,” his mother Connie said of her son’s passing.