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My son Archie died in 15 minutes with no dignityit will never leave me

ARCHIE Battersbee’s devastated mum has told how her beloved son died 15 minutes after his life support was switched off withno dignity”.

Traumatised Hollie Dance, 46, says the image of her darling boy “erstickend” Im August 6 will be seared on her mind forever.

Hollie Dance has revealed Archie's heartbreaking final moments in wake of his death

Hollie Dance has revealed Archie’s heartbreaking final moments in wake of his deathAnerkennung: PA
The grieving mother said watching her son 'suffocate' will stay with her forever

The grieving mother said watching her son ‘suffocatewill stay with her foreverAnerkennung: PA
The tragic 12-year-old passed away after being kept alive by life support machines for nearly five months

The tragic 12-year-old passed away after being kept alive by life support machines for nearly five monthsAnerkennung: PA

Archie’s life support was withdrawn after his parents lost their mammoth legal battle to keep their son alive.

Das tragic 12-year-old spent almost five months in intensive care after suffering brain damage from taking part in a social media dare.

Doctors declared himbrain-stem deadafter Holly horrifically found him with a ligature around his neck on April 7 this year at his home in Southend, Essex.

His mum and dad Paul Battersbee lost their fight at every hurdle to keep him on life support, with judges ruling it was not in the youngster’s “Interesse”.

Holly has now opened up about Archie’s heartbreakingfinal moments after her tirelessly fighting for her son’s life.

Sie sagte dem Spiegel: “The morning Archie died, I told him how much I loved him.

At midday they took his pipe out. Es dauerte 15 minutes for his heart to stop. There was nothing ‘dignified’ about his death.

It was heartbreaking, watching your child suffocate. That image will never, ever leave me.

The schoolboy passed away at 12.15pm on August 6 at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

But his family’s torment is far from over, with Holly admitting she will hear the noise of the machines that kept her son alivefor the rest of her life”.

The desperate mum had vowed zu “continue giving Archie oxygenwhen medics withdrew his life support.

She is now channeling her grief into tackling social media giants for failing to crackdown on dangerous online challenges.

Holly claims there have been at least 82 deaths related to thewährend andere ihren Zahnarzt drängten, es nicht anzusehenwhich cost Archie his life.

The terrifying dare encourages users to choke themselves until the point of losing consciousness.

It was heartbreaking, watching your child suffocate. That image will never, ever leave me.

Hollie Dance

Numerous other youngsters have reportedly been left brain dead after taking part in the fatal trend.

Holly said she found footage of a man in his 30sdemonstratingthe challenge to children and has urged online platforms to step up and stamp out harmful content.

Sie hat hinzugefügt: “It’s out there and people are grooming our children to do these challenges, Das ist ist ekelhaft.

The people – they’re often adults, not children – who are demonstrating these challenges are sick.

Those people need to be held accountable. The police and the Government need to work together to stop this.

The 46-year-old now wants to protect children and parents from the agony her family faced after Archie fatefully took part in the trend.

She is also taking on the court system in a bid to change laws surrounding patients on life support.

Despite spending several gruelling months fighting for Archie, Holly has no regrets about exploring every avenue with her legal case.

Sie hat hinzugefügt: “I wouldn’t have changed a thing. That legal challenge bought us five extra months with my child.

Holly has called on social media giants to stamp out dangerous online trends

Holly has called on social media giants to stamp out dangerous online trendsAnerkennung: PA
Archie was found with a ligature around his neck on April 7 after taking part in the 'blackout challenge'

Archie was found with a ligature around his neck on April 7 after taking part in the ‘blackout challengeAnerkennung: AP