British Toddler Alfie Evans Dies After Life Support Pulled
The British toddler, Alfie Evans, whose parents fought long and hard against a tyrannical British government to free from Alder Hey Hospital, has passed away. This was days following his life support being pulled and months following a two Supreme Court declines to allow the child to be moved to Italy to explore further treatments.
“My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30. absolutely heartbroken. I LOVE YOU MY GUY,” his father, Thomas Evans, wrote on the “Save Alfie Evans” Facebook page.
“Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heartbroken. Thankyou everyone for all your support,” his mother, Kate James, posted on the “Alfies Army Official” Facebook page.
Alfie had a degenerative brain condition and became a poster child for parents worldwide that fear global governments are stifling their natural parental rights. Contentious protests outside of Alder Hey caused the hospital to set up armed security around the perimeters. The hospital also seemingly subjugated the father into appealing to the protesters to let up.
Alfie’s battle began when he was taken to Alder Hey Hospital in December 2016. He was having severe bouts of epilepsy associated with a neurodegenerative disease.
The parents appealed at least two high court decisions to allow them to move their child, however, they were never able to win the battle.
The tyrannical hospital who fought to keep Alfie imprisoned had a truly heartfelt message for the parents: “All of us feel deeply for Alfie, Kate, Tom and his whole family and our thoughts are with them. This has been a devastating journey for them and we would ask that their privacy and the privacy of staff at Alder Hey is respected.”
Alder Hey said this week that “decisions to withhold or withdraw treatment from a child are not made lightly.”
This would have all been resolved by allowing the child to be taken to Italy by the parents. If his future was death, as the hospital’s doctors have stated, what would have been the difference? The hospital wanted to make an example out of parents who challenge them. And a sad example has been made. That said, this should serve as a warning for parents all over the world. Whether it be mandatory vaccines, gun control, or limited speech, never allow a government to strip you of any rights. Because this is where it ends – with a government owning your children.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.