The family of Archie Battersbee cannot transfer him to a hospice to discontinue treatment, a HIGH court judge has ruled.
It happens after the 12-year-family old’s made a last-minute request to transport him so he may pass away “with dignity” in a hospice.
What happened to Archie Battersbee?
On April 7, 2022, Archie Battersbee had a “freak accident” at home in Southend, Essex, which put him in a coma.
His mother Hollie Dance claimed she discovered the 12-year-old with a ligature over his head and speculates that he may have been participating in an internet challenge.
At his bedside for more than a week, Hollie stated: “It was a freak event that left me with a brain injury, and I keep reliving it.
Since he isn’t responding, the doctors are being quite depressing, but we still have hope.
“I think he needs some breathing room.”
Ella Carter, the sister-in-law of Archie, started a GoFundMe page to help the family with medical expenses, and it has already raised more than £34,000.
What’s going on with Archie Battersbee?
At the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Archie is receiving life support while his loved ones are beside his bedside.
Since the accident, he has not regained consciousness.
His parents were allowed until August 3, 2022, to submit a High Court application in order to transfer Archie from the hospital to a hospice for his final days.
Moving him carries a “major danger,” according to the doctors.
On June 6, 2022, a doctor said in court that scans revealed that Archie’s brain was dead and decomposing in some areas and that the “prospect of recovery is very poor.”