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For much of their son’s short life, Charlie Gard’s parents toggled between two worlds.
One was the hospital bedside, where their gravely ill baby was kept alive by machines.

The other was the courts, where Connie Yates and Chris Gard argued passionately that Charlie should be given one more chance to beat the rare genetic condition that his doctors had concluded would inevitably cause his death.

On Monday, the parents gave up their court fight, acknowledging that time had run out and that their son would die within days, not living to see his first birthday on Aug. 4.

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Charlie Gard’s parents ended their legal fight over the terminally ill infant’s treatment July 24. Here’s what you need to know about the legal battle over his life. (Monica Akhtar, Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post)

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/07/24/charlie-gards-parents-end-fight-over-treatment-for-their-terminally-ill-son/?utm_term=.a7f6fb8c2644

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