After Pope Francis met with Thomas Evans, Alfies father, the Vatican’s Secretary of State communicated to Dr Mariella Enoc the Pope’s desire that she to do everything possible to bring Alfie to the Rome-based Bambino Gesu pediactric hospital.
Dr Enoc says that the medical staff of Bambino Gesu has been in close contact since last July with the hospital in Liverpool where the 23-month old is currently hospitalized with a rare degenerative brain disease.
After meeting with Alfie’s father on Wednesday, Dr Enoc was struck by his determination to do everything possible to help his son.
In a letter she wrote to the Pope, Dr Enoc expresses her great esteem for the doctors and staff caring for Alfie in Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.
What is not being proposed, she says, is to cure Alfie, since his condition is not curable, but to care for him.
Possible treatment could include basic hydration, and a tracheotomy to help him breathe. In addition, it might be possible to identify his illness.
Dr Enoc emphasized that all costs of transport and treatment would be covered by the Bambino Gesu hospital.