US Doctor, Dr. Michio Hirano Offers To Treat Terminally Ill Charlie Gard

US Doctor, Dr. Michio Hirano Offers To Treat Terminally Ill Charlie Gard

They boy's parents are fighting an emotional legal battle with Britain's most famous children's hospital over whether trying an experimental treatment is in Charlie's best interest.

The Telegraph reported that Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center in NY, is scheduled to visit Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on Monday and Tuesday to examine Charlie, who is suffering from a rare genetic condition and is believed to have brain damage.

Professor Michio Hirano, a neurologist at Columbia University Medical Centre in NY, has collaborated with institutions including Cambridge University, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

Charlie suffers from the rare genetic condition, which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.

Michio Hirano is an American doctor that will meet with doctors caring for terminally ill British baby, Charlie Gard. Hirano recently put the chances of Charlie improving under new experimental treatment at between 10% and 50%.

The emotional case went to the UK High Court last week after the hospital requested a new hearing to consider "new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition". The case attracted global attention after Pope Francis and President Donald Trump weighed in.

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The High Court has previously ruled that Charlie's life support should be removed to enable him to die with dignity.

United Kingdom doctors have argued that he should be allowed to die but his parent's Chris Gard and Connie Yates see the specialist as the last hope for Charlie.

While he has not seen the baby in person, he said that the tests on Charlie's brain show "disorganisation of brain activity and not major structural brain damage".

The Vatican said Pope Francis was following the case with "affection and emotion" and "expresses his own closeness to his [Charlie's] parents".

Every ruling has been in favor of Charlie's specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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