‘Mother’s instinct tells me he’s still in there’: Archie Battersbee’s family distraught as life support to end

‘Mother’s instinct tells me he’s still in there’: Archie Battersbee’s family distraught as life support to end

‘Mother’s instinct tells me he’s still in there’: Archie Battersbee’s family distraught as life support to end Doctors prepare to withdraw 12-year-old’s treatment after family’s last-ditch effort to have him moved to hospice rejected Archie Battersbee’s mother has said she did “everything she could” to keep her 12-year-old son alive as his distraught family prepare for his life support to be switched off. The schoolboy’s family were left “devastated” after a last-ditch effort to have him moved to a hospice to die was rejected by the European Court of Human Rights late on Friday. They are now spending precious time with Archie before doctors at Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, withdraw treatment at 10am on Saturday. Hollie Dance, 46, said her mother’s instinct was what drove her to …
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