Alfie Evans' father: I'll appeal decision to turn life support off
The father of brain damaged toddler Alfie Evans will appeal a High Court decision to turn his life support off, telling Good Morning Britain: "He experiences cuddles".
“Alfie’s rights are being ignored,'' Tom Evans said. "I’m going to get my appeal in today and put a stop to what they think is going to happen on Friday."
I’ve put the evidence before the judge that [Alfie’s] actually not in pain. His pain score is marked down as a zero ...
'We see that he does experience pain but he’s not suffering in pain. He experiences cuddles, he experiences comfort, he feels the comfort, he enjoys the comfort.
'He’s comfortable as he is.
– Alfie Evans' father Tom
The 21 month old has a "relentless and progressive" neurological condition which destroyed part of his brain, leaving Alfie unable to breathe and swallow on his own.
Mr Evans insisted he and his family were "doing 100% by Alfie", adding: “The doctors in my belief should take a step back and look at it from a parent’s point of view instead of a medical point of view".