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Chris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard, speak to the media Monday outside The Royal Courts of Justice in London after their decision to end their legal challenge to take him to the U.S for experimental treatment. They ended their legal challenge after an American doctor said it was too late to give him nucleoside therapy. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

The parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill British baby, issued an emotional statement Monday explaining why they ended their appeal to bring him to the United States for an experimental treatment.

Earlier Monday, Chris Gard and Connie Yates ended a monthslong legal battle to seek treatment for 11-month-old Charlie, who suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease.

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