The desk of The Project was a sombre one on Tuesday evening as panellists Fifi Box, Carrie Bickmore and Dr Chris Brown discussed the tragic announcement that Charlie Gard‘s parents were ceasing medical treatment for their infant son.
“As a parent, you think you have the right to make that decision, and I know there’s the other side but there’s hope and that’s all you’ve got,” said Box, a mum-of-one.
“When you’re being denied that chance, even a slim chance, it’s just so sad.”
Fighting back tears, mum-of-two Bickmore agreed, saying, "No one wins. It's just a lose-lose situation."
The discussion came following an announcement from Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, on Monday that said they had decided to let their beloved son "slip away."
"Mummy and Daddy love you so much Charlie, we always have and we always will and we are so sorry that we couldn't save you," Yates said outside London's High Court.
"We had the chance but we weren't allowed to give you that chance. Sweet dreams baby. Sleep tight our beautiful little boy."