Petition set up to reunite Ashya King with family

Ashya King

Ashya King

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MORE than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for Ashya King to be reunited with his family so they can look after the seriously ill boy.

An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday evening after little Ashya was wheeled out of Southampton General Hospital by his parents, Brett and Naghmeh.

A search was conducted across Europe and on Sunday Ashya's parents were arrested after they were found in Spain.

Now a friend of the family has started a petition calling on the Prime Minister to assert pressure on Hampshire Police and stop the extradition order so that the parents can return to their five-year old boy.

Teenager Ethan Dallas is a friend of Ashya's older brother Naveed said: “These parents want the best for their son, they want nothing more than to offer him the best possible chance of a normal life and had to take drastic measures as, it would appear, that the NHS would not allow them to seek the treatment of their choice for their young son.

“It is sad to see these ordinary loving parents being accused of neglect - for wanting what's best for their own child.”

Already more than 12,000 people have added their names to the petition.

Ethan is being helped by Grandad Sanjay Ganatra from Sholing to get the word out.

He said: “The petition has got nothing to do with the politics, it is not criticising the police or the hospital, it is simply asking for the family to be reunited. 

Daily Echo:

Sanjay Ganatra

“As a parent I know what heartache they will be going through. It I was separated from a of child of mine who needed desperate treatment in a foreign country I would be destitute. Ashya shouldn't be separated from his parents.

“The petition is asking for Mr Cameron to assert some pressure on the Spanish authorities and even our own police to stop the extradition order, to allow the parents to be with their child.

"We don't know the full facts as to what's happened. We're not going to get involved with that. 
“Please just let the parents take care of him.”

To sign the petition visit change.org/p/police-david-cameron-and-co-release-brett-and-naghemeh-and-allow-them-to-choose-treatment-for-son-ashya.

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3:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

forest hump says...

Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy. forest hump
  • Score: -36

4:06pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

forest hump wrote:
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
Similar to your comment then.

You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]Similar to your comment then. You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity. sotonboy84
  • Score: 35

4:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Donald2000 says...

This is the problem in doctors picking up the phone to the police. You end up with this kind of situation. Obviously the police are not going to back down and now the family are having to fight extradition proceedings, when a little bit of commonsense on the part of the authorities would have led to all this having a smoother path. Is there no-one at Police Headquarters with a brain?
This is the problem in doctors picking up the phone to the police. You end up with this kind of situation. Obviously the police are not going to back down and now the family are having to fight extradition proceedings, when a little bit of commonsense on the part of the authorities would have led to all this having a smoother path. Is there no-one at Police Headquarters with a brain? Donald2000
  • Score: 14

4:11pm Mon 1 Sep 14

forest hump says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
Similar to your comment then.

You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.
So you think a petition will work?
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]Similar to your comment then. You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.[/p][/quote]So you think a petition will work? forest hump
  • Score: -17

4:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

forest hump wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
Similar to your comment then.

You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.
So you think a petition will work?
It could work.

It has far more chance of working than not even starting it because you you assume it won't work.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]Similar to your comment then. You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.[/p][/quote]So you think a petition will work?[/p][/quote]It could work. It has far more chance of working than not even starting it because you you assume it won't work. sotonboy84
  • Score: 29

4:55pm Mon 1 Sep 14

IronLady2010 says...

Looking back from when this was first reported, maybe if the parents had been honest and said we want to take our child elsewhere for treatment, this wouldn't have happened.

It's become clear now how much they love this child, so why not arrange to have him transferred by doctors who can assist in his care during transportation.

Wishing the young lad the very best x
Looking back from when this was first reported, maybe if the parents had been honest and said we want to take our child elsewhere for treatment, this wouldn't have happened. It's become clear now how much they love this child, so why not arrange to have him transferred by doctors who can assist in his care during transportation. Wishing the young lad the very best x IronLady2010
  • Score: 1

5:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
forest hump wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
Similar to your comment then.

You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.
So you think a petition will work?
It could work.

It has far more chance of working than not even starting it because you you assume it won't work.
Lets hope it doesn't work. The boy is getting the care that his parents denied him by going on the run. The parents now have the opportunity to prove that what they were doing was right, without compromising the boys health.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]Similar to your comment then. You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.[/p][/quote]So you think a petition will work?[/p][/quote]It could work. It has far more chance of working than not even starting it because you you assume it won't work.[/p][/quote]Lets hope it doesn't work. The boy is getting the care that his parents denied him by going on the run. The parents now have the opportunity to prove that what they were doing was right, without compromising the boys health. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: -41

5:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Looking back from when this was first reported, maybe if the parents had been honest and said we want to take our child elsewhere for treatment, this wouldn't have happened.

It's become clear now how much they love this child, so why not arrange to have him transferred by doctors who can assist in his care during transportation.

Wishing the young lad the very best x
Absolutely spot on. What on Earth did they think was going to be the Hospitals reaction to denying a child medication by removing him from a Hospital ward?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Looking back from when this was first reported, maybe if the parents had been honest and said we want to take our child elsewhere for treatment, this wouldn't have happened. It's become clear now how much they love this child, so why not arrange to have him transferred by doctors who can assist in his care during transportation. Wishing the young lad the very best x[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on. What on Earth did they think was going to be the Hospitals reaction to denying a child medication by removing him from a Hospital ward? Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: -28

6:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Norahbatty says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Looking back from when this was first reported, maybe if the parents had been honest and said we want to take our child elsewhere for treatment, this wouldn't have happened.

It's become clear now how much they love this child, so why not arrange to have him transferred by doctors who can assist in his care during transportation.

Wishing the young lad the very best x
Absolutely spot on. What on Earth did they think was going to be the Hospitals reaction to denying a child medication by removing him from a Hospital ward?
You absolute idiot, do you know anything about this family? The NHS would not provide the drug to enhance this childs life so the parents have taken him to a country that will, they are prepared to sell their house to raise the funds to do this. They have not kidnapped their child they are trying to provide the best possible care for him which they have researched and the medical team at Southampton have refused to acknowledge. Everyone has a right to the treatment that they receive and as he is a minor then it is his parents decision to decided that for him, at no time has his life been in any danger, the parents were the ones that were caring for him in hospital anyway, if they werent why did it take SIX hours for the medical staff to realise that he was missing???
The parents tried to tell the medical staff what they wanted for their son but it all fell on deaf ears, the staff at Southampton were not interested in the Kings opinion, if anyone should be facing the courts it should be the medical staff that were dealing with this case in the first place, how do the Spanish courts think that by seperating this child from his parents it is going to benefit him??
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Looking back from when this was first reported, maybe if the parents had been honest and said we want to take our child elsewhere for treatment, this wouldn't have happened. It's become clear now how much they love this child, so why not arrange to have him transferred by doctors who can assist in his care during transportation. Wishing the young lad the very best x[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on. What on Earth did they think was going to be the Hospitals reaction to denying a child medication by removing him from a Hospital ward?[/p][/quote]You absolute idiot, do you know anything about this family? The NHS would not provide the drug to enhance this childs life so the parents have taken him to a country that will, they are prepared to sell their house to raise the funds to do this. They have not kidnapped their child they are trying to provide the best possible care for him which they have researched and the medical team at Southampton have refused to acknowledge. Everyone has a right to the treatment that they receive and as he is a minor then it is his parents decision to decided that for him, at no time has his life been in any danger, the parents were the ones that were caring for him in hospital anyway, if they werent why did it take SIX hours for the medical staff to realise that he was missing??? The parents tried to tell the medical staff what they wanted for their son but it all fell on deaf ears, the staff at Southampton were not interested in the Kings opinion, if anyone should be facing the courts it should be the medical staff that were dealing with this case in the first place, how do the Spanish courts think that by seperating this child from his parents it is going to benefit him?? Norahbatty
  • Score: 55

6:53pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Block 42 says...

forest hump wrote:
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
If you think its a waste of time and energy why are you saying sorry??.just say it dont appologize brother.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]If you think its a waste of time and energy why are you saying sorry??.just say it dont appologize brother. Block 42
  • Score: -5

8:35pm Mon 1 Sep 14

peter.dalby3@btopenworld.com says...

Release the parents now to be with there son. I wish someone would come forward and help this dreadful problem quickly.Please express our thoughts of a happy ending to this very sad case
Peter Dalby
Release the parents now to be with there son. I wish someone would come forward and help this dreadful problem quickly.Please express our thoughts of a happy ending to this very sad case Peter Dalby peter.dalby3@btopenworld.com
  • Score: 16

11:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

forest hump says...

Block 42 wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
If you think its a waste of time and energy why are you saying sorry??.just say it dont appologize brother.
It is a waste of time
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]If you think its a waste of time and energy why are you saying sorry??.just say it dont appologize brother.[/p][/quote]It is a waste of time forest hump
  • Score: -1

12:11am Tue 2 Sep 14

solomum says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
forest hump wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.
Similar to your comment then.

You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.
So you think a petition will work?
It could work.

It has far more chance of working than not even starting it because you you assume it won't work.
Lets hope it doesn't work. The boy is getting the care that his parents denied him by going on the run. The parents now have the opportunity to prove that what they were doing was right, without compromising the boys health.
So you think keeping a young child from his adoring parents is OK then? They did not deny him any treatment.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Sorry but an absolute waste of time and energy.[/p][/quote]Similar to your comment then. You can't knock somebody's effort and proactivity.[/p][/quote]So you think a petition will work?[/p][/quote]It could work. It has far more chance of working than not even starting it because you you assume it won't work.[/p][/quote]Lets hope it doesn't work. The boy is getting the care that his parents denied him by going on the run. The parents now have the opportunity to prove that what they were doing was right, without compromising the boys health.[/p][/quote]So you think keeping a young child from his adoring parents is OK then? They did not deny him any treatment. solomum
  • Score: 2

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