British media outlets reported Friday that the doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are reconsidering their decision to take terminally ill baby Charlie Gard off life support.
GOSH has applied to the British High Court for a fresh hearing in the case of 11-month-old Charlie following claims of “new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition,” the BBC reported.
Great Ormond Street Hospital has applied to High Court for fresh hearing in case of baby Charlie Gard "in light of claims of new evidence"
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 7, 2017
“Two international hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us as late as the last 24 hours that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment,” a hospital spokesperson told the BBC. “We believe, in common with Charlie’s parents, it is right to explore this evidence.”
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 7, 2017
Seven medical experts submitted a letter to the hospital referencing unpublished data that could help cure Charlie, who suffers from a rare mitochondrial disease that many have deemed incurable and irreversible.
Breakthrough! New evidence 2 suggest nucleoside therapy CAN cross the blood brain barrier to save Charlie! 10%chance of working! pic.twitter.com/OpImZYuY6l
— Charlie's Fight (@charliesfight) July 7, 2017
Citing a High Court listing, the BBC reported that Charlie’s case will be heard by Mr. Justice Francis on Monday afternoon.
Twitter users reacted to the news Friday with joy:
— gianna jessen (@giannajessen) July 7, 2017
— Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) July 7, 2017
This is good news for Charlie Gard and his parents. https://t.co/25SHAu82J3
— Cody Derespina (@CDerespina) July 7, 2017
Please keep Charlie and his family in your prayers, and be sure to check back with Faithwire for more updates.