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The father of a boy with a similar condition to Charlie Gard appeared on Good Morning America on July 4, 2017, praising President Trump for offering to help Charlie. On July 3, 2017, President Trump tweeted: “If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.”
“President Trump has saved him. He was set to die yesterday morning,” said Art Estopinan, whose son Arturito has TK2 mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, similar to Charlie who has RRM2B mitochondrial depletion syndrome. “My son has been on a ventilator for five years. He’s getting stronger. When he got home four years ago he couldn’t move anything, only his eyes. Now he can move his hands, feet and fingers, he’s a happy boy.”
First time ever along with his beloved ANA and Ms Lauren his OT.
He was really Happy!!! — with Olga M. Fleites Estopinan.
“You can keep somebody alive on an artificial respirator,” he said. “You can give them an IV drip full-time, 24 hour nursing around the clock. You can give them a gastric tube, but what kind of a life is that you’re giving your son or daughter?”
“What this gentleman is saying is absolutely 100% false,” Estopinan responded. “[…] Sir, you are totally 100% wrong. […] Charlie Gard is a human being and he deserves the opportunity to live.”