Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Another Charlie Gard? Father of Daughter in Similar Circumstance - Doctors Leaving Her to Die

The dedication and perseverance of Charlie Gard’s parents have inspired another British family to fight for their seriously ill daughter.

One-year-old Jorja Emerson is suffering from epilepsy and a rare chromosome disorder called 1q43-q44 deletion, and her family said doctors think she should be taken home to die, the Mirror reports.

Robbie Emerson, 30, of Bangor, Northern Ireland, said he would like to take his daughter to the United States for an independent assessment of her condition. Inspired by Charlie Gard and his parents, Emerson is working to raise £200,000 for his daughter’s journey to the U.S. and medical care.

“Their fight has resonated with me,” he said. “When I see them I see the love that a parent has for their child and I understand a bit of what they are going through. They have had to go through the most difficult thing in the whole world – I can see that.”

Emerson said his daughter suffered from a 17-hour epilepsy fit, and afterward doctors told him that Jorja’s case basically was hopeless. . . . Read More

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