Parents in the UK, Paul Battersbee and Hollie Dance, are battling to keep their 12-year-old son, Archie Battersbee, on life support after a London court denied their request on July 25. Archie was involved in a terrible accident that left him with severe cognitive impairment.
The boy’s brain damage was so severe, according to the doctors, that he may be mentally incapacitated. The family objected to the doctors’ suggestion of a mind stem demise check, which gave rise to the idea of taking the matter to a high court so that the check could be successfully carried out.
After the case was heard in London, the jury decided that Archie had passed away on May 31, the day of his MRI scan. They further stated that his life support could be halted. Nevertheless, Hollie and Paul did not forfeit the life of their son.
The parents expressed that their son was still alive and hoped for his continued recovery. Moreover, while talking in a recent interview, Hollie mentioned that Archie squeezed her hand.
Archie’s parents, Hollie and Paul, divorced when Archie was six years old. Paul has, however, been equally supportive in the interim so that his former partner and son could resume their lives.
The couple has made an appeal for help in saving the life of their 12-year-old son. To share updates on her son’s case, Hollie has also made a website. Archie, however, cannot be healed from this condition, and many people feel that he should be allowed to die peacefully.