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Old 06-06-2022, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Archie Battersbee, aged 12 took part in a online challenge, On Life Support


[Archie Battersbee suffered brain damage
in an incident at home on 7 April and
has not regained consciousness]

In a High Court, the next 3 days
his parents are trying to stop the Hospital
from turning off the Life Support.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-61441444





[Parts of Archie Battersbee's brain have
'died and are decaying':
Parents of 12-year-old boy are told in court
of his 'grave prognosis' as they fight to
stop life support machine being turned off
Archie Battersbee suffered
'catastrophic' brain damage in an
incident at home
He has not regained consciousness
since he was found unresponsive last month
Bosses at Royal London Hospital,
Whitechapel, believe it 'highly likely' he is dead
Mrs Justice Arbuthnot ruled on Friday
that Archie should undergo further scans
A specialist today said parts of his
brain have 'died' and prognosis 'very grave']


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...udge-told.html


I would hate to be the Judge
on this sad case.


It was Reported on Ch5HDnews
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Old 07-06-2022, 04:51 PM   #3
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In Court Today
The Judge Looked at what the Family say

Sadly tomorrow
The Lady Judge may decide


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Dont switch it off, let the family look at his beautiful face for longer.
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Is there any report on what the "online challenge" was? Not to be morbid but it's important to report these things, so that parents can have a talk with their kids about these dangerous crazes that go around and explain how dangerous they can be.

There was one a couple of years back that had teenagers eating spoonfuls of pure caffeine powder. Resulted in several cardiac arrests.

The "Cinnamon challenge" can be dangerous too and has put people in respiratory distress.
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Old 07-06-2022, 05:01 PM   #6
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Dont switch it off, let the family look at his beautiful face for longer.
Yes The Mother was Crying
she says give him a fair chance
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I didn’t realise this was caused by an online challenge, I recall at the time they said it was an accident, her beautiful boy, they need to give Mum and Dad more time to come to terms with what is going on, I think he might be their only child as well? The key word in the article for me is he is ‘unlikely’ to recover which indicates there is hope
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What a deeply devastating outcome for this lovely boy and his family , I fear the worst for today, whatever happens its such a tragedy over a stupid online challenge ~ all parents beware !
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Is there any report on what the "online challenge" was? Not to be morbid but it's important to report these things, so that parents can have a talk with their kids about these dangerous crazes that go around and explain how dangerous they can be.

There was one a couple of years back that had teenagers eating spoonfuls of pure caffeine powder. Resulted in several cardiac arrests.

The "Cinnamon challenge" can be dangerous too and has put people in respiratory distress.

No to dangerous
to talk about, I assume.

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The Judge has delayed her Decision
until this Friday.
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Having read the reports, I think it is some form of asphyxiation challenge. Some horrific online stuff out there that kids are too young to know the risks about. I am very wary of what my son does online - he is not allowed to have his phone etc upstairs - I don't necessarily check up on what he is watching but he is always around when he's on his phone so I know he's not up to anything too dodgy (I think)

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Is there any report on what the "online challenge" was? Not to be morbid but it's important to report these things, so that parents can have a talk with their kids about these dangerous crazes that go around and explain how dangerous they can be.

There was one a couple of years back that had teenagers eating spoonfuls of pure caffeine powder. Resulted in several cardiac arrests.

The "Cinnamon challenge" can be dangerous too and has put people in respiratory distress.


It involved putting a ligature around his neck.
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what a waste, was it sexual? I know this type of thing is very common, shocking for a 12 year old to be participating in such activity.
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Honestly a terrible situation for the family to be in.

Hopefully a miracle will happen and he pulls through.
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Old 09-06-2022, 09:21 AM   #15
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The Mother was Live on This Morning

First Story
He had something tied tight round his neck

In Hospital for 8 Weeks.


One Expert who gave Evidence
in Court for them,
said another case a
Girl just need nourishment
to recover.

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It is now today the Judge will rule on the Hospital
the Family say he has gripped their hand,

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High Court has ruled to stop the life support.


The Mother is now on appeal
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[Judge rules 12-year-old Archie Battersbee
is 'brain stem dead' and his life support SHOULD end
despite his family's desperate plea - as his
mother says: 'I know my son is still in there'

Hollie Dance, 46, had made an
emotional last-ditch appeal for a
High Court judge to save her son
Archie Battersbee has not regained
consciousness since incident at Essex home
where he was discovered
He was found unresponsive with
a ligature around his neck by his family
and has been in a coma since]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...pport-end.html
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It's a heartbreaking situation - obviously any parent is going to cling to hope if they can tell themselves that their child is still alive. The sad reality of course is that they will be certain that he has no hope of recovery but again, expecting any parent to accept that is huge.

The morals of it are very complicated. I feel like in moral terms, if he's truly braindead then he isn't suffering... if they're arguing that he may be suffering then he isn't braindead. And so, what harm is there continuing like this a little longer. Sadly the parents are more likely to at some point accept the truth as time passes. If it's purely a resources issue that just starts to become really awful.
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Having read the reports, I think it is some form of asphyxiation challenge. Some horrific online stuff out there that kids are too young to know the risks about. I am very wary of what my son does online - he is not allowed to have his phone etc upstairs - I don't necessarily check up on what he is watching but he is always around when he's on his phone so I know he's not up to anything too dodgy (I think)

https://www.newsweek.com/what-tiktok...ackout-1580014
Yes I heard this.

Terribly sad.

I think the parents are in a state of shock and denial.

He's been described as brain stem dead. If it's the brain stem then yeah unfortunately he's dead or dying and will not survive

Too many of these crazy challenges. I remember AJ off strictly and his girlfriend doing one to record to show their followers on Instagram. It involved setting fire to a wine bottle to make a vase. The whole thing ignited and set alight to Abbie his girlfriend.

These challenges are often an accident waiting to happen.

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[He's been described as brain stem dead. If it's the brain stem then yeah unfortunately he's dead or dying and will not survive]


Another Doctor says he could be saved
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[He's been described as brain stem dead. If it's the brain stem then yeah unfortunately he's dead or dying and will not survive]


Another Doctor says he could be saved
Well I really hope that is the case.if he's had an MRI though and the brain stem is damaged then the outlook unfortunately is extremely bleak.

The brain stem connects the brain to the entire body and is responsible for message input and output. It controls breathing, heart rate, motor function, involuntary
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It's an evil old world where you cant ease your own suffering by going down the assisted suicide route..but a judge can rule that someones life support be switched off.
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It's an evil old world where you cant ease your own suffering by going down the assisted suicide route..but a judge can rule that someones life support be switched off.

Yes, the Hospital Doctors take that choice.
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