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Alfie Evan's parents appeal against Italy's travel ban verdict



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Alfie Evans was released from her home on Monday night

The parents of Alfie Evans, a critically ill child, will contest a Supreme Court ruling that prevents him from bringing him to Italy for further treatment.

The family's lawyers told the BBC that a hearing had been scheduled at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday

The 23-month-old man's life assistance was withdrawn on Monday after the court ruled that Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital could finish his care.

Tom Evans and Kate James want to take their son to a hospital in Rome.

On Tuesday, a Supreme Court judge ruled that the family should not take him abroad for further treatment, but that he should be allowed home.

Justice Hayden said, "This is the last chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy."

During the hearing at the Manchester Civil Justice Center, he said Alfie's parents could only hope that they had the opportunity to get him off of Intensive care unit either to a ward, a hospice or to bring home, "explore" would. 1

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Media Signature Tom Evans plans to appeal as Alfie "does not fight, he fights".

The case was re-negotiated following a request by Christian Legal Center, which represents the parents to request Alfie's entry to a hospital in Rome.

In summary, however, the judge said that the application had no content.

He rejected Mr. Evans' claim, 21, that his son was "much better" than first thought because he had been breathing for 20 hours without help.

He said the whole hospital in Rome could offer Alfie's palliative care.

The toddler was in Alder Hey since December 2016 with a rare, undiagnosed degenerative neurological disorder

The judge described Alfie as a "fighter, resilient, brave and warrior" and added, "In the last 24 hours he has Once again, these descriptions prove themselves. "

He asked Alde Hey to" explore creatively, ambitiously, though it may be a lost hope, the possibilities, perhaps palliative care. "

Alder Hey and the parents had to discuss the next steps for Alfie.

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Tom Evans and Kate James had hoped Alfie could be transferred to Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome

A doctor who can not be named for legal reasons said that Alfie's permission to go home would require a "change of attitude" from the child's family.

He told the court that in the "worst case" they feared "they would try to bring Alfie abroad." (19659007) The judge said that the survival of the child is a "ray of hope" and a "special opportunity" for his parents to spend time with him – not the time for more legal maneuvers. 19659007] The judge dismissed allegations that Alfie's health had improved and he was breathing alone, saying, "The sad truth is that it is not."

"With little, yes, no hesitation, I reject that, the brain can not regenerate, and its brain is virtually gone."

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Media caption Tom Evans says Alfie breathed without support

He said that Alfie's brain was eroded and that it had "been completely damaged and also the Ability of sight, hearing, taste and sense of touch.

Justice Hayden said that the hospital has provided "world class" care for the child.

In a statement released after the hearing, the Alder Hey Children's Hospital said it remains "top priority to ensure that Alfie receives the care he deserves. Ensure that his comfort, his dignity and his Maintaining privacy throughout.

"This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time with them."

Mr. Evans said outside the clinic that the family wanted to come along again at the Court of Appeal

. 19659007] He said, "I'm not giving up because Alfie is breathing from it. He does not suffer, he does not fight, he fights.

"The nurse just came in and said he looks really good."

Mr. Evans and wife James had hoped that Alfie could be taken to the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, which has connections to the Vatican, where his caring could be continued.

You've lost a series of legal challenges to a High Court ruling in February that Alder Hey could withdraw the ventilation.


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