The parents of seriously-ill Charlotte Wyatt, who was at the centre of a High Court battle for the right to life, have brought in a faith healer to improve her chances of survival.
Carol Everett, who advertises herself as a consultant medical intuitive, energy healer and psychic, visited the baby in hospital after she contacted Debbie and Darren Wyatt, of Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Charlotte, who was born with massive damage to her brain and vital organs, was the focus of a High Court battle after doctors asked for permission not to resuscitate her if she stopped breathing, while her parents argued that she had the right to life.
Mr Justice Hedley ruled in favour of the doctors, stating that Charlotte’s quality of life would be poor if she was to be resuscitated in such circumstances.
Mrs Everett said: “My feeling is that people feel they have to do everything they can.
“I do not perform miracles but what I do is put extra energy into your body that it hasn’t got.”
Mrs Everett said that Charlotte, who has been at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth since she was born more than a year ago, had shown signs of improvement since her visit last week.
She added: “I felt that everyone was feeling the same – that it was a sad situation and everyone wanted what was best for Charlotte. What I did was got rid of all the negative thoughts.”
Mrs Everett said that she wrote to the Wyatts through the local newspaper, The Portsmouth News, who then replied to her and asked her to visit Charlotte.
A friend of the Wyatts told the paper: “They don’t know if it will work but they’re praying for a miracle.”
Dec. 10, 2004
Ben Mitchell, PA