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Trump tweet offers 'help' to dying British baby #Charliegard

Trump tweet offers 'help' to dying British baby #Charliegard
Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 10:03:14-04

(RNN) – President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning offering that the U.S. is willing to help a dying baby in Britain.

The 10-month-old baby boy suffers from a rare genetic condition, has brain damage and is parents have been told he has only days to live. They will turn off his life support unless a judge rules to allow him to undergo further treatment in the U.S.

His parents have been in a legal battle with specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Chris Gard and Connie Yates want little Charlie to come to the U.S. to undergo a therapy trial, the Telegraph reported. The doctors said it is an experimental procedure and would not help.

Hashtags like #Charliegard, #Charliesfight, and #LetCharliegohome have gotten millions of Twitter responses in addition to the president’s. The debate rages on both sides of the issue.

Pope Francis called for his parents to be allowed "to accompany and treat their child until the end."

The BBC reported that the parents have raised 1.2 million pounds for the treatment, which is just short of $3 million.

A British judge is set to hear the case Monday to to decide what it in Charlie's best interests.

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