Italy’s government granted Italian citizenship to eight-month-old baby girl to be transferred to a pediatric hospital in Rome
The government of Rome today granted Italian citizenship to an eight-month-old baby girl who was born in Great Britain and suffers from a rare genetic disease.
The baby is called Indi Gregory and is to be transferred immediately to the Bambino Jesuo pediatric hospital in the Italian capital, where doctors have pledged to do everything they can to save his life. In Great Britain his situation had been deemed incurable and tonight the baby’s respiratory support was to be stopped.
Indi suffers from a rare disease that does not allow the development of her muscular system and the granting of Italian citizenship was deemed necessary because so far the British authorities have not given the necessary “green light” for her transfer to Rome.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the Italian government and the Italian people, you are sending a message of hope and confidence to all of humanity,” said the little girl’s father. Indy’s parents asked doctors to do everything possible to save her life because their daughter is “reacting, crying, smiling and moving her arms”.
“They say there’s not much hope for little Edie but until the end I’ll do everything I can to defend her life. And to defend her mom and dad’s right to do whatever they can for their daughter,” Georgia Meloni wrote on Facebook.