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Alfie Evans’ family ask supporters to stop adding virtual halos and angel wings to photos of the dead toddler ‘because it is upsetting his mother’
- Alfie Evans’s family are pleading with supporters to stop doctoring images
- Thousands have been adding halos and angel wings to pay tribute to Alfie
- The youngster’s aunt Sarah Evans said the pictures were upsetting his mother
- Alfie, who had a degenerative brain disease, died in the early hours of Saturday
Alfie Evans’ family are begging their supporters to stop adding halos and angel wings to photos of the youngster.
The little boy’s aunt Sarah Evans said the images, which are being shared across social media, are causing more anguish for his mother Kate James.
Members of the so-called Alfie’s Army have been doctoring pictures of Alfie in Facebook tributes posted after he died on Saturday.
The terminally ill 23-month-old, from Bootle, Merseyside, was being treated for a degenerative brain disease at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
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Alfie’s aunt Sarah Evans (left) pleaded with the little boy’s supporter to stop adding halos and angel wings to photos of the youngster (right)
In the Facebook post she said the images were upsetting Alfie’s mother Kate, and she also spoke about ‘nasty rumours’ that were going around
Ms Evans encouraged well-wishers to post more pictures of the little boy, but asked them to stop adding the halos and angel wings.
And she told them to ignore any ‘nasty rumours’ about the Ms James and the boy’s dad Tom Evans – but she gave not detail on what they might be, the Daily Mirror reports.
She wrote: ‘Alfie’s army, just a couple of things I have been asked to mentioned on behalf of Tom and Kate one is that there are nasty rumours going about that are not true and we ask that you don’t listen to them.
‘The second one is the pictures people are doing of Alfie with wings and halos saying R.I.P Alfie, it’s really upsetting Kate so if you want to have a picture of Alfie on your profiles that is fine but none of the above on them please.
Ms Evans said the images were upsetting Alfie’s mother Kate James, left. Alfie with his father Tom Evans, right
‘Thank you all for the flowers cards and love shown for Alfie our warrior is missed beyond belief.’
Alfie was at the centre of a life support battle between his parents, health officials and the justice system before he passed away.
Mr Evans and Ms James lost two rounds of fights in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
The little boy, who would have been two this month, was in a ‘semi-vegetative state’ and had a degenerative neurological condition which doctors had not definitively diagnosed.
Hundreds of balloons were released outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital after he passed away on Saturday
The balloons, with pictures of the youngster on them were released just hours after his death was announced
Alfie’s parents, Mr Evans (pictured) and Ms James launched a legal fight to take him to Italy for treatment after being advised there was nothing else that could be done
The youngster was being treated for a degenerative brain disease at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool
His parents were fighting to take the boy to Italy for treatment after being advised there was nothing else that could be done.
His life support was switched off last Monday, and they were seeking permission to take him home.
Alfie stayed alive for nearly a week, breathing on his own until the early hours of Saturday morning.
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