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Thread #162443   Message #3867299
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
20-Jul-17 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
Subject: RE: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
my mumss next door neighbours have devoted 21 years caring for their severely autistic son..

He has some kind of awareness, which probably makes it all worthwhile for them.
But they are now middle aged and exhausted.
He is now a very big and strong young man with no sense of his own strength and temper...

My mum also loves him, but feels a little dread when he breaks loose from his parents to run up and greet her.
He has already damaged the wooden fence separating their houses.

From what I understand he has finally been accepted into some kind of college to at least give his mum and dad some respite.

I would not have strength of character to sacrifice my life to care for a child like that,
and fully understand how social media and the baying mob would respond if a parent pleaded with social services to permanently take away a child so badly mentally disabled they could not cope..

Would Charlie's mum and dad have even had time and rest to reflect on what there lives will be like if his life is saved, but he remains in a vegative state forever...???

Will the newspapers help out topping them up with cash for stories after the media hell has died down and they are left on their own to deal with it all...???