Indi Gregory: Infant's parents 'angry and ashamed’ as she dies after life support taken off
'The NHS and the Courts not only took away her chance to live a longer life, but they also took away Indi’s dignity to pass away in the family home'
LONDON, UK: The parents of an eight-month-old baby, who died after being taken off life support following a court’s order, have expressed their sorrow at the devastating turn of events.
Indi Gregory was critically ill as she had mitochondrial disease, which as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), did not let the mitochondria “efficiently turn sugar and oxygen into energy, so the cells do not work correctly.”
‘Claire and I are angry heartbroken’
The baby girl was moved to a hospice from the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Sunday, November 13, after her parents — Claire Staniforth and Dean Gregory — lost the court fight.
However, hours later, she breathed her last in her mother’s arms, The Sun reported.
Following the tragic incident, Indi’s father Dean said, “Indi's life ended at 1.45 am. Claire and I are angry, heartbroken and ashamed.”
Slamming the UK authorities, he continued, “The NHS and the Courts not only took away her chance to live a longer life, but they also took away Indi's dignity to pass away in the family home where she belonged.
“They did succeed in taking Indi's body and dignity, but they can never take her soul.”
‘Claire held her for her final breaths’
“They tried to get rid of Indi without anybody knowing, but we made sure she would be remembered forever,” he noted.
Dean also added, “I knew she was special from the day she was born. Claire held her for her final breaths.”
Indi Gregory was taken to hospice after Friday's court decision
This comes after Christian Concern, an organization supporting the infant’s family, gave an update about Indi following the court’s verdict.
In a press release, they said, “8-month-old Indi Gregory has been transferred from the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham to a hospice and has had her life-support removed after Friday’s ruling from the Court of Appeal.”
The statement further shared, “It is understood that Indi was transferred from the hospital to an ambulance with a security escort. Even the police were present outside of the hospital.”
“At the hospice, she has had her life-support removed. Last night she stopped breathing but then recovered,” Christian Concern added.