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Piers Morgan has made an emotional plea in the Alfie Evans c ase as he came out in support of the sick toddler’s parents.
The outspoken presenter made his comments during a debate on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, as he claimed: "Miracles do happen."
Later on today Alfie’s parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, will head to the Court of Appeal in a last-ditch attempt to fly their son to Italy for further treatment after his life support was withdrawn.
Revealing he was backing their campaign, Piers said: "If it was my child ultimately I would like the final say.
"Alfie’s parents want the final choice. Why shouldn’t they be allowed that? Shouldn’t love be the ultimate way?" asked the dad-of-four.
Piers had previously tweeted to say he thought the poorly tot’s parents should be allowed to take their boy home.
"At least let his parents take him home to die, for goodness sake. He’s THEIR little boy, nobody else’s. #AlfieEvans" Piers posted to his 6.5 million followers.
Today Alfie’s family will take their battle to the Court of Appeal after the sick toddler’s life support was withdrawn.
Parents Tom and Kate are appealing High Court judge Mr Justice Hayden decision to rule out their plans to take their boy to Rome.
23-month-old Alfie confounded expectations when he continued to live after his life support was removed on Monday night, his dad revealed.
The family’s appeal comes after their legal team said an air ambulance was waiting near Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, ready to fly Alfie to Italy.
The youngster suffers from a mystery brain condition, and his doting parents say he has been breathing unassisted since he was taken off life support.
Alfie’s dad Tom appeared on This Morning on Wednesday, where he said his son was "doing as well as he can" and was not suffering or in pain.
He also claimed doctors initially refused to feed his boy, saying: "It’s disgusting how he’s being treated. Not even an animal would be treated like this."
When asked how Alfie was by presenter Phillip Schofield, Tom replied: "He’s still doing as well as he can, he’s not suffering… in no sign of pain.
"He’s sustained his life like any other child would have.”
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