Archie Battersbee dies after life support system removed

Evelina Benekeraitiene, 33, arranged 14 candles around a handwritten sign with Archie’s name drawn by her son. “My son is the exact same age as Archie and even looks like him,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking for any parent, and they shouldn’t have to go through this.”

Shelley, who works at the hospital and is familiar with life and death matters, said: “It’s heartbreaking,” said Shelley, who works at the hospital and is familiar with life and death matters. “I have a little boy myself and I can’t imagine what it’s like. I do not want.

Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, which supported the family’s case, said: ‘Our thoughts, prayers and support are with Archie’s family at this tragic time. It was a privilege to be by their side.

“The events of the past few weeks raise many important questions, including how death is defined, how these decisions are made and the place of family.

“Nobody wants to see other families go through what they went through. We need an urgent review and reform of the system.

As the doctors began to remove Archie from life support and make him as comfortable as possible, the small crowd stood in silent contemplation.

Archie was left in a comatose state after suffering brain damage that allegedly occurred after taking part in an online challenge at his home on April 7.

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