Rest in Peace

BBC – Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn.

The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 02:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said.

On Facebook he wrote: “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings… absolutely heartbroken.”

Here’s the father’s message from instagram:

Here’s more:

Alfie Evans’ parents have paid heartbreaking tributes to their little boy after he passed away this morning – five days after his life support was switched off against their wishes following a legal battle.

The 23-month-old, who was being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool died at 2.30am, Kate James and Thomas Evans said on Facebook.

The youngster was at the centre of a legal battle over his treatment that touched hearts around the world.

Mum Kate James posted on Facebook: “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heart broken. Thankyou everyone for all your support.”

Dad Tom wrote: “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30. Absolutely heartbroken. I LOVE YOU MY GUY.”

He posted crying emojis and a broken heart next to the message.

From: BREAKING: Little Alfie Evans is now in Heaven…

Pretty much pre-ordained, and yet the world will mourn this little warrior, and while we will seldom speak of him, he will inform our battle for life going forward, and some day, we will once again win that battle.

Meantime, I saw a Tweet this morning that summarized my thought on this.

God give him rest, and comfort his parents, as they too remain in our thoughts


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3 Responses to Rest in Peace

  1. the unit says:

    R.I.P. Sad. Try the quadruple again ’til it gets better.
    Interesting thought summerizing pic. Pilot guy looks confused.
    Wet behind, well, he hardly has ears, saying…”Idiot! See here on the map!” (Possibily)
    My last best friend, gone now, who suffered from PTSD related this to me years ago.
    He was a helicopter-gunship pilot during ‘Nam.
    On a mission his co-pilot lacked unfolding one fold on their map.
    They were over the wrong tributary of the MeKong and fired on the wrong village.

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, stuff happens, and that’s why wise people consult when they can, and do the best they can, when they can’t.

      Liked by 1 person

      • the unit says:

        Oh, and I meant the the guy holding the map, not the pilot, being probably not dry behind the ears. Just giving orders like i.e. “withdraw the feeding tube”.

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