“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Monday, July 3, 2017

URGENT APPEAL TO HOSPITAL FOR CHARLIE GARD

[This blog post has been distributed widely.]

To: Dr. Peter Steer, Chief Executive, Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, London, England, @GreatOrmondSt

From: Mark Davis Pickup, North American Life & disability issues advocate, HumanLifeMatters.org, email: HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca, Canada.

Dear Dr. Steer:

URGENT: REGARDING CHARLIE GARD, PATIENT WITH MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROME                          

This communication is in support of Connie and Chris Gard, parents of 10-month-old Charlie Gard who suffers from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital want to turn off the baby's ventilator which will result in his death. Mr. and Mrs. Gard want to take him to America for experimental treatment. They have raised £1.3million ($1.68 million US) for a medical flight and treatments. There will be no costs to taxpayers or the hospital.

I call upon Great Ormond Street Hospital for children to release baby Charlie Gard in the care of his parents. They have the resources to ensure their child has the best care during the medical flight to the U.S. and to cover medical costs while in America. Should Charlie die, the parents will have the consolation that they left no stone unturned for their baby. They have a right to try.

Please prepare baby Gard for release to his parents and a medical flight. Thank you.

Mark Davis Pickup

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