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UK Toddler At Center Of Legal Fight Dies

(Liverpool) – A 23-year-old toddler at the center of a U.K. legal battle over life support is dead. 23-month-old Alfie Evans died Saturday, almost a week after being taken off a ventilator and more than a year of living in a semi-vegetative state.save-alfie-evans-poland-e1524846808994He was diagnosed with a form of cancer that attacks the nervous system and his parents brought legal challenges to keep their son on life support, at one point trying to get the boy moved to a hospital in Italy for more treatment.AlfieEvans_Collage_3They lost every challenge. Pope Francis, who had been following the case, tweeted that he was deeply moved by Alfie’s death. “Today I pray especially for his parents,” the Pontiff wrote, “as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace.”