Parents of sick baby Charlie Gard have taken to their fight to a European Court after exhausting legal avenues in the UK.
Chris Gard, and Connie Yates, of Bedfont , are waiting to see if judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, will consider their case
Ms Yates broke down in tears in court after Supreme Court justices dismissed the couple's latest challenge on Thursday (June 8).
The couple, both in their 30s, want to take their 10-month-old son, who is currently on life support, to the US for treatment.
A therapy trial is available which could help Charlie who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage.
However specialist doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where he is being cared for, say the proposed therapy is experimental and will not help.
They insist Charlie's life support treatment should be withdrawn and he should be moved to a palliative care regime, otherwise known as end of life care.
In April, a High Court judge ruled against a trip to America and in favour of GOSH doctors after a trial at the Family Division of the High Court in London.
Mr Justice Francis concluded that life support treatment should end and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity.
On Thursday June 8 Supreme Court justices dismissed the couple's challenge but said doctors should continue treating Charlie until 5pm on Friday June 9.
This is to allow European judges time to look at arguments in the case.
Charlie has a form of mitochondrial disease which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.
Specialists in the US have offered a therapy called nucleoside.
Mr Gard and Miss Yates launched a gofundme campaign to fund the treatment abroad .
People are continuing to donate and the fund has now topped £1.3 million.
Mr Justice Francis said Great Ormond Street doctors had considered the experimental treatment, but decided it would not help Charlie.
Donations continue to pour in despite the rulings as the public stand in solidarity with the young couple.
Hundreds of pounds has been donated since the decision by the Supreme Court.
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