Alfie Evans, the desperately ill toddler in the UK, was given Italian citizenship and two hospitals are ready to welcome him for treatment in Rome. Still, Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool removed his life support the on April 23, 2018 — and a day later the UK’s highest court has ruled that the child cannot be taken out of the country.
“This represents the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy,” according to the presiding judge, quoted by the BBC. “The sad truth is that it is not the brain stem and the white matter enabling Alfie just about to sustain respiration. A brain cannot regenerate itself, as I have been told.”