THE mum of a schoolboy left brain-damaged after a dangerous social media dare has told him she won’t give up fighting to save his life.
Just hours after a judge ruled doctors can turn 12-year-old Archie Battersbee’s life-support off as he is medically dead, Hollie Dance sat by his hospital bed to break the devastating news.
Recounting the heartbreaking moment to The Mirror, Hollie said she whispered to her son: “Archie, we’ve lost this fight, but we won’t give up, we’ll keep fighting.”
The 46-year-old then held a bedside vigil at the hospital, where she held his hand and stroked his hair.
Hollie added: “He’s a 12-year-old boy who’s been given a death sentence.
“I’m not going to give up, this is just the start of the fight.”
It followed a High Court battle during which experts declared the youngster brain-stem dead, with no chance of making a full recovery.