“Archie died at 12.15pm today,” Hollie Dance, the boy’s mother, who had been kept in a coma in a London hospital since April, told TV.
“He fought until the very end,” she said, in tears, “so proud to be his mom.”
The treatments that kept the young boy alive had been interrupted about two hours earlier, after his parents had exhausted all legal remedies, before British and European justice, to oppose the cessation of treatment and then to request his transfer to a palliative care facility.
Archie Battersbee was considered brain dead and British justice had authorized the hospital in mid-July to end the treatments that keep him alive.
His parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, who are supported by a Christian organization, had to resolve to let their son die.
The hospital has been ‘very clear’ that there is ‘no other option left’ and that the care keeping him alive would end at 10 a.m. (0900 GMT) on Saturday, the mother had said. the child in a Friday night interview with Sky News.
“It was very hard,” she said, “I’m broken.” “I did everything I promised my little boy I would do,” she said.