Thousands of well wishers pay tribute to tragic baby Alfie Evans
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Thousands of well wishers pay tribute to tragic baby Alfie Evans

23-MONTH-OLD Alfie died following a difficult legal battle between his parents at the hospital he was kept.

The youngster was suffering from an undiagnosed neuro-degenerative disease and has been at Alder Hey hospital for treatment since he was six months old.

In March of this year, the European Court of Human Rights said the decision of Britain’s High Courts to allow doctors to stop treating Alfie did not violate his human rights.

Alfie was admitted to Alder Hey hospital with a respiratory tract infection and seizures before his condition seriously deteriorated.

Alder Hey made the decision to stop treating him, saying that continued active treatment is futile and not in Alfie’s best interests.

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Following Alder Hey hospital receiving abuse from the public, Alfie's father called on the public to go back to their everyday lives as he and his family took the time to grieve the loss of their baby son.

As part of commemorating the life of Alfie, thousands of people gathered this evening to set off blue balloons with messages to Alfie, creating a beautiful display in the sky near to the hospital where Alfie sadly died.

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