Legal battle 23-month-old British toddler Alfie Evans dies
Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old British toddler whose grave illness drew international attention, died early on Saturday.
The sad news was declared by his father said in a Facebook post.
Alfie had a rare, degenerative disease, after a series of court cases Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, northern England, removed his life support on Monday, against his parents wishes.
Medical experts in Britain had agreed that more treatment would be futile.
However, his parents wanted to take him to Rome, where the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu hospital had offered to care for him.
The case has provoked strong feelings over whether judges, doctors or parents have the right to decide on a child’s life.