Archie Battersby, a British boy who fell into a coma after being injured during a social media challenge, has died

Hollie Dance, the mother of Archie Battersbee, stood outside the hospital after doctors turned off her son’s life support machine and called herself “the proudest mother in the world”. We fought to the end,” he added.

The Christian Concern Group said the child’s family felt “devastated” after exhausting all legal avenues to maintain the child’s ventilatory support in a London hospital. rice field.

The 12-year-old boy, whose case received significant media attention, was found unconscious and tied up with rope by his mother on 7 April at his home in Southend, Essex (South East England). Discovered. His head believes he may have had an accident when participating in the viral challenge.

The challenge caused severe brain damage and he fell into a coma.

In recent months, families have blocked the Royal London Hospital, where the minor was admitted, from removing the ventilator as the health department wanted, given the lack of chance of recovery. sought legal action.

After several appeals to British courts and intervention by the European Court of Human Rights, the family recently decided to take Archie from hospital to hospice so he could die here, away from the noise. I tried to allow it, but it was unsuccessful. of Royal London.

A last-ditch effort in this direction was exhausted last night after the European Court of Human Rights indicated that the hospice transfer case was “out of scope” for its jurisdiction.

The hospital argued that putting Archie in hospice was dangerous, as the slightest movement of the body could make the boy’s condition worse.

A spokesman for Christian Concern, a group that supports Archie’s family, admitted that “all legal routes have been exhausted”, saying that relatives are “broken” but children and “precious moments”. He admitted that he spent

During the trial, the British judge reiterated that continuing to provide the boy with essential support was “against his best interests”.

London High Court Family Division Judge Lucy Tice emphasized the family’s “unconditional love and devotion” in denying transfer to hospice, hoping the child would have a chance to die in peace. “With his family.”

This is the latest case in the UK where a doctor’s decision went against the family’s wishes. Under British law, courts often intervene when parents and doctors disagree about the treatment of their children. In such cases, the best interests of the child take precedence over the parent’s right to decide what is best for the child.

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