Terminally Ill English Toddler Taken Off Life Support After Court Ruling

Pope Francis intervened in the long-running controversy, and the Vatican offered to fly Alfie Evans to Italy for treatment.

  • Published 24 April 2018
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The father of a terminally ill British toddler said the child is surviving after being taken off life support, surprising doctors who had argued he should be allowed to die. Tom Evans said his 23-month-old son, Alfie, survived for six hours with no assistance, and that doctors are now providing oxygen and hydration. “He’s now on oxygen,” Evans said. “It’s not changing his breathing but it’s oxygenating his body.” Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state”…

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