The Aflie Evans saga continues as police blocked his parents from leaving Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on April 12. The parents acquired legal documentation allowing them to withdraw their son from the hospitals care, but the police would not let them leave.
Alfie’s father, Tom, went live on Facebook while they were trying to leave, which shows the police guarding the exits. Another family member also went live on Facebook to show the police blocking the exits. The Facebook Live can be viewed below.
Posted by Ferguson Shelly on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Just recently, the hospital tried to remove the child’s life support, until European Parliament member, Steven Woolfe stepped in.
Just had a meeting at @AlderHey with Alfie's parents @Alfiesarmy16. Hospital agreed not to end Alfie's life today and will consider the alternative options we presented, including for Alfie to recieve treatment available in Italy.
— Steven Woolfe MEP (@Steven_Woolfe) April 5, 2018
On April 5, the hospital agreed to not take Aflie off life support and stated they would consider the treatment plan in Italy that the parents wanted to bring Alfie to.
On April 11, a lawyer from the Christian Legal Center wrote a letter to Alfie’s father Tom, stating that the parents have the legal capacity to remove Alfie from the hospital, despite what the hospital says. The lawyer, Pavel Stoilov, stated they parents had full responsibility to decide what to do with Alfie, that it was not the hospital’s jurisdiction.
Despite the lawyer’s letter, police were called to the hospital on April 12 in order to restrict the Evans family from moving Alfie.
Tom Evans filmed himself in Alfie’s hospital room, saying, “So anyone joining in, I’m live in the baby’s room. There he is. Look at him. There he is. I’m here now with Alfie James. “There’s his stats. There’s his numbers. Look what I have in front of me,” he said and filmed the lawyer’s letter. “I have a documentation saying that I have the right to take my son out of … this hospital.”
Evans stated that he made arrangements with an air ambulance company in order to transport Alfie to another hospital for care.
“Alder Hey is stopping us. Alder Hey is calling the police. To murder my son. Alder Hey has phoned the police to stop me from taking my son out of the hospital. This is my son. Look at my healthy, healthy young boy who’s undiagnosed and is certainly not dying,” Evans stated, “There’s the ventilator. We have all the equipment.”
Evans invited supporters via Facebook Live to gather at the hospital to protest Alfie’s release. “Alfies Army,” is what the fans call themselves, having over 130,000 members in one single Facebook group.
Interrupted by hospital staff, Evans invited supporters to gather at the hospital for a protest. Calling themselves “Alfie’s Army,” the family’s fans number almost 130,000 fans on Facebook alone.
“Look what the world’s coming to,” said Evans.
In Evans Facebook live you can see a women wiping tears from her face, visibly distraught at the situation.
“Here we sit, eagerly waiting, for them to release our boy legally. I’m shaking like a leaf… They have phoned the police over a child. Look how innocent the boy is. He lies there eagerly waiting for his trip home. How can [it] come to this?” Evans said pointing the camera at his son.
(h/t LifeSite News)