Monday may bring new hope for the parents of terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard, after the London hospital at the center of the drama chose to seek a new court decision following fresh claims relating to experimental treatment available in the United States.
A boy named Arturito Estopinan in Baltimore was the first child to be given deoxynucleotide monophosphate, an experimental treatment that significantly extended the life of mice with the same condition as Arturito, known as TK2-related mitochondrial depletion syndrome.
"This is not an issue about money or resources, but absolutely about what is right for Charlie", said the hospital.
The hospital's decision to go back into the courtroom came after two worldwide healthcare facilities and their researchers contacted them to say they have "fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment".
"There are 18 children currently on this treatment - one of them wasn't able to do anything and now she's riding a bike", she said.
"I was invited by Charlie's parents Connie and Chris to come from America to pray for Charlie, and it is stunning that I was denied from doing this".
Two U.S. Congressmen have promised to introduce a bill that would grant Charlie and his parents Lawful Permanent Resident status (aka "greencard holder") if the courts reconsider and allow him to be transferred.
They were granted "a few more days" with their terminally ill son after the Great Ormond Street Hospital planned to remove Charlie from life support on June 30.
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He said seven global experts had supported the treatment the couple wanted Charlie to have. "If there is new evidence I will hear it".
Charlie's rare Mitochondrial Disease believed to affect just 16 children in the world-has left him blind and deaf, unable to move his limbs.
The hospital has countered that it's in Charlie's best interest to be removed from life support, as none of the treatments are certain to help him and could cause him to suffer.
But he added that Charlie had structural brain damage, and the evidence had been that that could not be reversed. It reads: "It is unacceptable that you have refused to follow the wishes of his parents and have instead chose to remove his life support, which will kill him".
The hospital said a court should assess the claims of fresh evidence and "make its judgment on the facts". Several hospitals in the United States, as well as the Hospital Bambino Gesu near the Vatican have offered to treat Charlie free of charge, should his legal battles be won.
But Charlie's parents took the matter to court, and eventually appealed their case to the European Court of Human Rights.
They said there was a "good prospect" of further evidence producing a different result.
Thanking supporters, Mr Gard said: "Let's get Charlie the treatment he needs".