Alfie Evans, toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest

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People put flowers onto the funeral cortege of Alfie Evans goes past Everton's Goodison Park ground in Liverpool.

Alfie had a degenerative neurological brain condition and his case drew worldwide attention when his parents became determined to keep him on life support.

He died shortly before what would have been his second birthday after being treated for a degenerative brain disease.

The toddler, born on 9 May 2016, was admitted to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool in December 2016 after suffering seizures.

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Alfie's family requested that his funeral remained a private family affair.

Tearful supporters wore T-shirts emblazoned with the 23-month-old's face and threw roses onto the bonnet of the passing hearse.

His parents had fought a bitter battle with the hospital treating him, and the High Court, to allow them to take him overseas for further medical treatment.

His fight for survival touched the hearts of millions as his parents battled to keep him alive by attempting to take him to Italy for treatment.

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One woman told the Liverpool Echo she had come because "I want Kate and Tom to know I care", while another said she was "so proud" of Alfie's parents. Kate James and Tom Evans said their son's death on Saturday, April 28 in Liverpool had left them "heartbroken".

The little boy died at Alder Hey Hospital after a long legal battle between his parents and medical staff over plans to withdraw his life support. They wanted to take Alfie to the Vatican's Bambino Gesu paediatric hospital, but the courts ruled that it was not in his best interest.

"Thank you all for your support".

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