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Little girl sadly passes away after brave parents stop their legal battle to keep her alive

Heartbreaking decision

All we ever dream about when we’re pregnant is for our baby to be born healthy and happy.

But as we all know life sometimes throws us a curve-ball. And in these situations we‘d all do as much as we could to keep our little ones alive.


That’s what happened to one couple whose little girl was born with a tumour on her adrenal gland, which then spread to her liver.

Olivia Stanca defied the odds and beat the cancer after two rounds of chemotherapy at London’s Great Ormond Street hospital. However, the treatment left her weak and as a result she but suffered from blood infections and severe multiple organ failure.

And experts decided she had suffered enough with the hospital trust preparing to ask the High Court in London for permission to stop the treatments Olivia was receiving, including renal replacement therapy, because they did not think it was in her best interests to continue treatment.

However, her parents were planning to fight to keep their little girl, who had recently turned one, alive.

But it seems they had a change of heart with the couple yesterday accepting their little girl’s life was slipping away and agreeing that the treatment should be withdrawn after she began to deteriorate.

Olivia passed away yesterday with her parents announcing that their 'angel' had passed away, over Facebook.  

Our hearts go out to the family in this incredibly sad situation.

Little girl sadly passes away after brave parents stop their legal battle to keep her alive