Isaiah Haastrup parents announce death of 'brave baby boy'

From BBC - March 8, 2018

Isaiah Haastrup, a baby at the centre of a legal row over his treatment, has died, his parents have confirmed.

An appeal by the parents of the 12-month-old to continue his life-support treatment was dismissed by European judges on Tuesday.

Isaiah suffered "catastrophic" brain damage due to being deprived of oxygen at birth.

His parents fought a lengthy legal battle with King's College Hospital to allow further care for their son.

Isaiah's father said he was "so proud" of his "brave" son as he died at 19:50 GMT on Wednesday - hours after his life-support was withdrawn.

Takesha Thomas and Lanre Haastrup had asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to intervene after losing two court battles in the UK, but the case was again dismissed by judges.


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