The baby boy at the center of controversy between the doctors treating him and the parents who loved him has died.
He was 11 months old and in a London hospice at the time of his death.
Charlie Gard was critically ill from a rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which caused brain damage and left him unable to breathe unaided.
His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates had raised $1 million dollars to bring him to the U.S. for an experimental therapy they believed could prolong his life.
But the doctors and hospital officials at Great Ormond Street Hospital disagreed, and that lead to a bitter battle between the doctors who were treating him and the parents who loved him.
The High Court Judge Nicholas Francis ruled Thursday that Charlie should be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support after both parties involved failed to come to an agreement.
When the parents and doctors can’t agree on a plan of action, under British law they can intervene in behalf of the child.
This case even caught the eye of the Pope and Donald Trump as well.
Charlie’s’ parents gave up their fight earlier this week after scans showed that Charlie’s muscles had deteriorated so much that the damage was irreversible.
His parents wrote a statement to their baby boy once they announced their decision.
“Mummy and Daddy love you so much Charlie, we always have and we always will and we are so sorry that we couldn’t save you. We had the chance but we weren’t allowed to give you that chance.”
“Sweet dreams baby. Sleep tight, our beautiful little boy.”