Charlie Gard’s mother has posted a picture of her baby boy with his eyes open after his family prepare for his life support machine to be turned off on Tuesday.
Connie Yates posted the picture on Facebook with the hashtag #unfair, after a judge said that Charlie was ‘not able to consistently open his eyes’.
On Facebook, she wrote: “A picture speaks a thousand words!!”
She then quoted the judgement on Charlie’s condition, claiming her picture is proof against it.
A picture speaks a thousand words!!
As quoted from the judgement… “He is not consistently able to open his eyes enough to be able to see. Indeed, this leads to the difficulty that his brain is failing to learn to see”
💙 #charliesfight #charliesarmy #charliegard#parentalrights #raredisease #picture #proof#babyboy #connieyates #chrisgard #courtbattles#unfair #justice #ourson #ourchoice 💙
The judgement was that Charlie “is not consistently able to open his eyes enough to be able to see.
“Indeed, this leads to the difficulty that his brain is failing to learn to see.”
Charlie was born with a form of mitochondrial disease, a rare condition which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.
His parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates have fought a bitter campaign through the courts over the last few months to keep Charlie on life support so they can take him to the US for treatment.