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The mother of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard has asked Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to let him go to the USA for experimental treatment, saying: "There's nothing to lose, he deserves a chance".

"And we believe, in common with Charlie's parents, it is right to explore this evidence", the hospital said in a statement.

The couple have so far raised more than £1million to pay for Charlie to receive experimental treatment in the US.

'He's our son, he's our flesh and blood, ' she said.

Charlie Gard has been handed a new lifeline by U.S. lawmakers who want to grant the terminally ill baby and his parents the right to move to America. "There is nothing to lose, he deserves a chance".

Ms Yates said the oral medicine they want for Charlie has an "up to 10% chance of working" and has "no known major side effects".

Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage.

"He's now been left for seven months with no treatment".

Mother Connie Yates maintains her son is "not in pain or suffering" and that "the support from the Pope and the President has given us hope".

The British parents of a terminally ill baby, facing another court hearing on his condition and care, said Sunday they are hopeful he will receive the experimental treatment that previous rulings have prevented.

But it said officials have met with Charlie's parents to let them know about the requested new hearing.

Brett King, 54, accused GOSH doctors of making a "boardroom decision" on Charlie's case and told the paper: "There's no logic in refusing them".

The justice secretary yesterday said it was right that the courts decide on what was in the 11th-month-old's best interests, adding that the government had no role to play in the case.

I do not envy the judges who are having to take decisions on this.

"It must be incredibly pressured - probably emotional, under the judicial professionalism, a really emotional, heart-wrenching case for them to have to decide".

The couple, both in their 30s and from Bedfont, west London, want to take their son to a hospital in the USA for nucleoside treatment.

High Court judges in London have backed doctors who want to turn off Charlie's life-support machine.

It comes after news that GOSH applied to the High Court for a fresh hearing over Charlie's case, because of "claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment".

"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", the hospital said in the statement.

Over 350,000 supporters have signed a petition, which asks the doctors at GOSH to allow the baby to travel and receive experimental care.

Supporters, some of whom had travelled from the USA, held banners and placards reading "Save Charlie Gard".

Charlie's family were joined by an American pastor who travelled to the United Kingdom to pray at his bedside and tweets from the campaign account suggested he had initially not been allowed on the neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for seriously ill infants.


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