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Will Alfie's Parents Finally Get to Take Him Home?

04-26-2018
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Alfie Evan's father Tom is encouraging all of "Alfie's Army" of supporters to "return back to your everyday lives and allow myself, Kate and Alder Hey to form a relationship, build a bridge and walk across it."

"We are very grateful and we appreciate all the support we have received from around the world, including from our Italian and Polish supporters, who have dedicated their time and support to our incredible fight," Evans wrote in a statement.

"Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on Alfie and his situation," the young father said.

"In Alfie's interests we will work with his treating team on a plan that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs," he also said.

Evans concluded by asking supporters to respect their decision, their privacy and not plan any further protests.

The BBC reported Tom Evans and Kate James were to meet with doctors about "options" for Alfie on Thursday.

He was taken off life support Monday by court order and not expected to live according to doctors. However, he is breathing on his own but has been forced at different points to go hours without food, water, and oxygen.

Alfie's father told Britain's This Morning show on Wednesday morning that the hospital did finally begin to feed him at 1:00 a.m. after nearly 23 hours without food.

The boy's parents have been fighting one court battle after another for the right to take Alfie to Italy for care at a children's hospital there. The UK's health system and courts won't allow it. 

Evans also took his efforts to social media and went around the world with "Alfies Army Official" on Facebook. Their posts and videos rallied people in the UK and elsewhere to be a voice for Alfie.

Even the Pope weighed in asking the UK justices to allow Alfie to come to Italy.

Christian Legal Centre is representing Tom Evans and is calling for more prayer for Alfie.

"He's struggling as one would expect, but he's a fighter, and we still contend that he's a living miracle," Roger Kiska, legal counsel for Christian Legal Centre, told CBN News. 

Doctors at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's hospital say there is no cure for Alfie's condition although it is an undiagnosed neurological degenerative disease.

Alder Hey released Thursday an "Open Letter from the Chairman and Chief Executive of Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust." It reads in part? 

 "Alfie Evans has deeply affected us all at Alder Hey.  There isn't one member of our staff untouched by his desperate story, the facts of the case and the publicity surrounding it.  All of us feel deeply for Alfie and his whole family and we continue to do everything we can to support them as best we can, just as we have for the last 17 months...Yet in the last two weeks, we have found ourselves at the centre of a social media storm that has included many untrue statements about our work and the motivations of our staff. This has led to often inappropriate interventions from a range of external bodies and individuals, some of which have caused significant disruption to our children, families and staff... We are truly grateful to Merseyside Police for their unstinting support. This has helped us maintain our focus on safeguarding Alfie's comfort, dignity and privacy, which remains our first priority."

In February, Mr. Justice Hayden of the High Court ruled that whatever was causing Alfie's condition, the damage to the toddler's brain was so severe that it was in his best interest to be taken off life support.

Steven Woolfe, a member of the European Parliament, is working on a new law he's calling "Alfie's Law." He's been outspoken about the parents' rights in Alfie's case and believes they and others have "moral rights" when it comes to the healthcare of their children. 

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