Charlie Gard is an 11-month-old baby in the UK who was born with a terminal mitochondrial disease. It is an inherited chronic illness that is difficult to diagnose and entails a variety of debilitating disabilities that can be physical, developmental, and cognitive. It can stunt growth, pervert muscle development, cause seizures and organ failure. It is an unhappy condition to befall anyone, and those who are afflicted by it have an especially hard time getting the help they need.