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Sick British child Alfie Evans ‘must be saved’: Polish president

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Grzegorz Siwicki 25.04.2018 14:00
Poland’s president has said that terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans, who was taken off life support at a hospital in Liverpool on Monday, "must be saved."
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Radek PietruszkaPolish President Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

“Alfie Evans must be saved! His brave little body has proved again that the miracle of life can be stronger than death,” Andrzej Duda tweeted on Wednesday.

“Perhaps all that's needed is some good will on the part of decision makers,” he added.

The 23-month-old, who is suffering from a rare undiagnosed degenerative neurological condition, confounded doctors' expectations when he continued to live after his life support was switched off on Monday night, according to reports.

A court had ruled the Liverpool hospital could end the child's care.

On Tuesday, a high court judge decided that the boy's parents could not take him abroad for further treatment.

The judge said the ruling "represents the final chapter in the life of this extraordinary little boy."

The parents have challenged the ruling and want to move their son to a hospital in Rome.

A court of appeal was scheduled to examine the case on Wednesday afternoon.

Pope Francis met with Alfie's father last week.


Source: Polskie Radio, Twitter, bbc.com

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