Skip to comments.American Supporters of Alfie Evans to Hold Prayer Vigil at British Embassy in Washington Thursday
Posted on 04/25/2018 10:04:05 AM PDT by Morgana
American supporters of Alfie Evans who have been wondering what they can do now have an opportunity to show their support publicly. Supporters of Alfie and his family will be gathering in Washington DC on Thursday at the British Embassy to hold a prayer vigil on their behalf.
Led by Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition,the prayer vigil for Alfie will take place at the British embassy on Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Alfie Evans has a mysterious, undiagnosed disease and is in Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool, England. A massive court battle over his care has ensued, with his parents wanting to move him to another hospital and Alder Hey wanting to pull the plug, Mahoney said in an email to LifeNews.
When Alder Hey yanked Alfies ventilator on Monday, something miraculous happened: he kept breathing on his own, Mahoney added. But now the hospital (and the UK court system) is trying to starve him to death.
The British embassy is located at 3100 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Alfie Evans parents are hoping an appeals court today will allow them to take their son to Italy for medical care and treatment. They have an air ambulance standing by ready to transport Alfie to a pediatric hospital in Rome that is ready to take him and provide additional treatment.
SIGN THE PETITION! Please Let Alfie Evans Parents Take Care of Him
However, officials at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital just kicked out two paramedics from the air ambulance and made them leave the premises after they were talking with Alfies parents. This is the latest example of the hospitals lack of care and concern for the 23-month old boy who is dealing with a rare neurological condition.
Little Alfie Evans has survived for over 40 hours after a childrens hospital yanked his life support without his parents consent. Thats despite the prediction doctors made that Alfie wouldnt live very long after his life support was removed.
Yesterday, the judge in the Alfie Evans case has officially prohibited his parents from flying the 23-month old boy to Rome Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him. Alfies parents had hoped to take the little boy to the hospital in order to potentially get treatment that could help his rare degenerative neurological condition.
Today, Alfie Evans father Tom Evans says his sons still fighting and doing well 36 hours later.
He said: He is doing as well as he can, he is fighting. I believe I am getting closer [to taking him home]. He hasnt had any sign of pain and sustaining life like any other kid for the past 36 hours. Its totally unexpected.
We were told he wouldnt last five minutes but now here we are 36 hours down the line and he is doing absolutely amazing, Evans continued in an interview on British television.
Attorney Paul Diamond, who is representing the family of Alfie Evans, yesterday argued that it is not in Alfies best interests to be left at Alder Hey Hospital and that he should instead be flown overseas with an air ambulance already waiting and Italy also offering him a private jet.
But Justice Hayden ruled that Alfies family would not be able to fly him to Italy for treatment and appeared to say that this was the final decision related to his case. He said flying Alfie to Italy could harm his health because, as court testimony indicated, the flight could trigger possible continuous seizures due to stimulations of the flight. But Alfies parents are concerned Alfie will die if he doesnt get care and possible experimental treatment in Italy.
Alfies parents have appealed that ruling to a British appeals court. Evans said they are appealing the ruling from the judge today banning Alfie from flying to Italy where a Pediatric Hospital has offered proper medical care and treatment as well as potential experimental treatment for his rare neurological condition.
Evans indicated that Alfie is not in any pain and hardly taking any drugs and he disputed the claim that Alfie should not be able to travel to Italy because of potential seizures, saying that Alfie has not having any seizures and is not on any anti-seizure medication because there was no problem at this time.
Tom Evans also disputed the notion that somehow his family or supporters of his family are causing a disruption for Hospital staff that makes it so it would take three days to discharge Alfie from the hospital, as Alder Hey Childrens Hospital alleged in court today. He says the reality is that Alfies family and supporters are having a hard time getting into the hospital to see Alfie and support them because of an intense police presence, whereas hospital staff go in and out as they please.
Evans indicated he is very concerned about Alfies lack of food saying that it has been almost 24 hours since he has had anything to eat and he is just receiving water and fluids. He is worried that hospital staff are attempting to starve Alfie to death in an attempt to prove their contention that Alfie was going to die very quickly after his removal from life support.
The judge in the controversial legal battle over the life and death of Alfie Evans has told the little boys parents that they are not able to take him home, for now. Essentially Justice Hayden considers Alfies parents a flight risk and worries they will leave the country with the 23-month old boy in tow. After a decision by Italy yesterday, Alfie now has Italian citizenship which should qualify him for being able to leave the country.
If Alfie cant leave the UK, attorneys for his parents say they want Italian doctors to be able to come to Britain to evaluate and treat Alfie.
A spokeswoman for the Christian Legal Centre, which is assisting Tom Evans and Kate James, said they intended to ask the judge to consider allowing medical experts in Italy to examine Alfie.
She said medics at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool had stopped providing ventilation support to Alfie shortly after 9pm on Monday.
But she said Alfie continued to breathe independently.
She said: Alfie has survived much longer than the doctors predicted, lending support to the request from Alfies parents for Alfie to be seen by medical experts in Italy
An air ambulance is now waiting outside Alder Hey Hospital ready to take Alfie to hospital in Italy.
An air ambulance arrived today outside the hospital where little Alfie Evans is located. Alfie has breathed on his own and has survived for over 20 hours after the Childrens Hospital yanked his life support.
Alfie has defied doctors expectations to this point and his parents are headed back to court to fight for his life further. They are hoping to be able to get life support restored and also want to be able to take him to Italy, which granted him citizenship yesterday.
Today, a British doctors group, The Medical Ethics Alliance, expressed its horror over the treatment of Alfie Evans that it called a medical tyranny.
And Italys Healthcare Chief has slammed the decisions by UK courts to treat Alfie the way that they have. The President of the Italian National Institute of Health lambasted the UK High Courts decision yesterday on Alfie Evans that resulted it the childrens hospital being allowed to remove life support over Alfies parents objections.
Alfies father confirmed the removal of life support and oxygen in a video at 9:17 p.m. London time. Alfies still here and fighting, he said.
Pope Francis has repeatedly spoken on Alfies behalf and urged that Alfies parents be allowed to bring him to Italy.
prayer vigil for Baby alfie TOMORROW!!! BE THERE IF YOU CAN!!!
If anyone wants to call and say in a very polite manner “Save Baby Alfie”
British Embassy Washington
3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20008
Telephone: +1 202 588 6500
Who has the ping list for the DC Chapter?
Little Alfie has endured everything theyve thrown at him, but theyre not giving up.
Morgana has posted more threads with updates on Alfies plight.
Thank you for the contact info for the British Embassy.
This is a nightmare. Its bad enough that they dont want to spend the queens money on a baby thats not of her loins, but they wont even let others spend their own money on him. And this active movement to murder him is surreal.
From Forbes article 2012: (Link below)
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahms brother) proposed in 2009, healthcare rationing based on third party (death panels?) determined factors. Patient age, expected quality adjusted life years, (decided by who?) and the patients instrumental value to society. (decided by who?). Given that the government would be making (and paying for) these rationing decisions, value to society will become value as determined by the government.
Such rationing completely inverts the relationship between the individual and the state. Rather than the state existing to serve the individual (as per U.S. Constitution), the individuals existence is sustained at the discretion of the state.
How is this different than an Old South plantation owner deciding the fate of an injured or sick slave (aka: human livestock) based only on their value to him?
Alfie Evans has a mysterious, ***undiagnosed*** disease”...
“Little Alfie Evans has survived for over 40 hours after a childrens hospital yanked his life support without his parents consent. Thats despite the prediction doctors made that Alfie wouldnt live very long after his life support was removed. “
Thank you for your many threads on Alfie. They haven’t gotten the attention they deserve.
Please...when you post “Alfie” threads...use News/Activism or other topic monikers that can then be appended with Front Page News or Extended News so that this unconscionable saga might get the widest attention on FR.
Most of the topics monikers used make it impossible to bump the threads into Front Page News or Extended News so that the threads may be available for the longest amount of time, keep Freepers informed on the latest developments, and allow for the most post contributions.
Thanks again for your Alfie threads.
This is horrific.
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