After his parents lost their court struggle to keep him on life support, 12-year-old Archie Battersbee passed away. In response to a TikTok challenge, he strangled himself with a dressing gown cord and was later discovered unconscious. Today at 5 a.m. EST, his life support was turned off; he passed away a little more than two hours later. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Archie Battersbee passed away after his parents fought for months to keep him on life support with hospitals, the UK High Court, and the European Court of Human Rights, and the UN .
Yesterday, the High Court ruled suggested that the 12-year-old be transferred from the London hospital to a hospice.
Just over two hours after being taken off life support, according to Archie’s mother.
“The medication was stopped for him. When the ventilation was turned off two hours later, his vital signs were steady, according to Ella Rose Carter, Archie’s future sister-in-law, who was speaking outside the Royal London hospital.
GB News August 6, 2022 (@GBNEWS) “Watching a family member or a child suffocate lacks all sense of dignity. We sincerely pray that no family has to go through what we have. It is brutal.
Additionally, while outside the hospital, Archie’s mother said that she is “very happy to be his mother” and that her son is “such a lovely young child and he battled up to the very end.”
On April 7, after playing with his dressing gown string, Archie, a gifted gymnast, was discovered by his mother hanging by his neck from the banisters of the family home in Essex. He was immediately taken to the hospital.
His mother, Hollie Dance, thinks this was a component of the perilous “blackout challenge” TikTok challenge that finally resulted in a severe brain injury.
Since the tragedy, the young kid has been in a hospital and is receiving life support.
On June 13, doctors declared Archie brain dead, but Dance disagrees, claiming she felt Archie grip her hand. Adam Brooks (@EssexPR) August 6, 2022
She fought tenaciously in the British courts to keep her son on life support, even taking the matter to the UN, but physicians constantly determined that keeping him on ventilator was not in his best interests.
The Christian Legal Centre’s chief executive, Andrea Williams, who has been working on the family’s case, stated: “At this heartbreaking time, our thoughts, prayers, and support are with Archie’s family.
Since the family contacted us following the issuance of last-minute court proceedings to discontinue Archie’s life support, we have supported them as we always do, per The Guardian.