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American Doctor Approved to Travel to United Kingdom in Charlie Gard Case

American Doctor Approved to Travel to United Kingdom in Charlie Gard Case

A top American doctor will examine Charlie Gard on Monday and Tuesday and his mother will be allowed to be present, despite the efforts of a government-appointed "guardian" to exclude her.

The U.S. expert, who until now could not be named for legal reasons, has been revealed as Professor Michio Hirano, head of the Division of Neuromuscular Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center in NY.

Speaking over video-link yesterday, Dir Hirano said he believed there was "at least a 10 per cent" chance that Charlie's muscle strength could improve and the therapy was "worth trying".

The identity of a U.S. doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard has been revealed.

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Pro-life pastor Rev Patrick Mahoney has flown to Britain prayed with the parents at Charlie's bedside in Great Ormond Street and is attending the High Court hearings in support of the parents.

"Two worldwide hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us as late as the last 24 hours that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment", a hospital spokesman said, according to the BBC.

"GOSH seem to want to exclude the parents at every stage", he added.

The parents' barrister Grant Armstrong told the judge today that the tot's head still hadn't been measured, as he explained there was some suggestion of "imaging" of Charlie's head being done.

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Charlie suffers from a rare terminal illness, mitochondrial DNA depletion condition, but his parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates believe the new experimental treatment developed by Dr Hirano could save his life.

A USA neurologist who has offered to treat Charlie Gard will be allowed to assess the terminally ill baby in London on Monday.

Charlie's parents are challenging the view of Britain's most famous children's hospital, arguing that treatment overseas is in the best interest of the 11-month-old suffering from a rare genetic condition.

Britain's Great Ormond Street Hospital has offered an unapologetic defense of its decision to challenge a couple who want to take their terminally ill baby to the United States for experimental treatment. The courts ordered that Gard received no further treatment and that his life support be shut off.

The parents of a British baby with a rare disease have stormed out of court during a fresh hearing to decide whether they can take the critically-ill child to the United States for experimental treatment. Judge Francis said he is "open-minded about the evidence" from Hirano's examination. Chris Gard punched a table, while his wife said: "We said he's not in suffering and in pain".

He is expected to fly to London next week to carry out an examination of Charlie in person.

In April, the judge ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity.

However, the hospital sought to block their request, citing his poor quality of life.