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‘do You Believe In God?’: Father To Doctor Who Switched Off Son's Life-support by Nobody: 5:10am On Feb 07, 2018
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‘Do you believe in God?’: Alfie Evans’ father cites the 10 Commandments as he quizzes doctor in court about switching off life-support for his brain-damaged 20-month-old son.

The father of seriously brain-damaged toddler Alfie Evans asked a doctor if he believe in God as he fights a decision to end the child's life support.

Tom Evans, who has been fighting Alder Hey children's hospital, in Liverpool, alongside the child's mother, Kate James, for months, listed the 10 Commandments and reminded the court that 'thou shalt not kill'.
The 21-year-old and Ms James want to take the child, who is in a deep coma, to the Vatican-linked Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Rome for treatment which may prolong his life but the boy's medical team believes to continue life support is 'unkind, unfair and inhumane' and says ventilation that helps him breathe should be withdrawn.

The medics say none of Alfie's senses are intact, there is no hope for a cure and further treatment is 'futile'.

The court case, being heard at the High Court in Liverpool, is in its second week.

Earlier the court heard that Alfie has suffered 'catastrophic degradation' to his brain from a 'relentless' neurological condition which doctors have not diagnosed and have never seen before.

The disease has destroyed more than 70% of his grey matter. Alfie's loved ones maintain he responds to them, but doctors say this is simply the boy suffering involuntary seizures.

http://www.naijachiefwhip.com/2018/02/do-you-believe-in-god-father-to-doctor-who-switched-off-sons-life-support.html

Re: ‘do You Believe In God?’: Father To Doctor Who Switched Off Son's Life-support by chuks000(m): 5:18am On Feb 07, 2018
Eya...there is really nothing God cannot do

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