A British judge rejected a desperate family’s plea to transport their ill child to Italy for treatment, telling the parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans that his Tuesday ruling “represents the final chapter in the life of this extraordinary little boy.”
Evans’ parents, Tom and Kate Evans, have fought long and hard for many months to prevent his life support from being turned off, and even Pope Francis and Italian authorities intervened to help the toddler with a degenerative neurological condition. The parents sought to bring Evans to the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital for treatment, but the current hospital refused to grant the transfer.
Tom Evans has refused to stop fighting for his boy, telling the media, “Alfie’s still fighting, so I’m still fighting.”
Evans claims hospital staff haven’t allowed the boy to eat any food in