The ordeal of Archie, 12, ended this Saturday: “I will hear these machines until the end of my life”, testifies his mother

A 12-year-old British boy who was brain dead for four months, Archie Battersbee, died on Saturday after the treatment that kept him alive was cut off, following a bitter legal battle waged by his parents against the health system .

One of the boy’s family members, Ella Carter, said he was stable “for two hours” until life support was completely removed. “There is absolutely nothing dignified about watching a family member or a child suffocate,” “no family should have to go through what we went through, it’s barbaric,” he said. she adds.

“I will hear these machines until the end of my life”, testified the mother questioned by the British media. “He fought until the very end,” she tearfully said, “so proud to be his mum.”

From Saturday morning, flowers or candles arranged to form an A or a heart were placed by supporters at the foot of a statue facing the hospital.

Archie Battersbee was considered brain dead and British justice had authorized the hospital in mid-July to end the treatments that kept him alive.

His parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, supported by a Christian organization, had taken final legal action to have their son left the Royal London Hospital and transferred to a palliative care facility, in vain.

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