Parents Ask Court to Stop Hospital From Ending Brain-Injured Son’s Life


(IOL) – The parents of a desperately ill baby boy will on Tuesday beg a judge to give him a chance at life. Doctors have told Midrar Ali’s family he will never recover from a brain injury and it would be kinder to let him die.

They are asking a court to sanction removing life support from Midrar, who will be three months old tomorrow. But his parents are adamant their little boy is improving and plan to fight the application by Manchester’s St Mary’s Hospital, saying: ‘We will never agree to end the life of our son.’

Their plight has echoes of the cases of baby Charlie Gard, whose parents fought a similar battle in 2017, and of five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb, whose parents recently won the right to take her to Italy for treatment. CONTINUE