Charlie Gard fundraising continues after parents lose final bid for treatment in the US | London

Well-wishers are continuing to donate to a fund set up by a couple who want to take their terminally ill baby son to the United States for treatment even though hopes have been dashed.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, from Bedfont, west London, want 10-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial in America.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, said therapy proposed by a doctor in the US was experimental and would not help. They said life-support treatment should stop.

Charlie’s parents had asked European court judges in Strasbourg to consider their claims after judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street doctors.

But Strasbourg judges on Tuesday refused to intervene.

The couple have raised nearly £1.4 million on a GoFundMe website four months ago.

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