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    Friday, July 28, 2006

    Happy news!

    My friend Rambleman http://ramblemans.blogspot.com/ just posted this to his blog recently. It is such a releif top know that someone in "the system" stands for individual and parental rights. Here's hoping the parents and child are ordered to take control back of their own lives and the CPS people are told to bugger off come trial time. *grin*


    Judge Lifts Order for Cancer Treatment
    Jul 25, 3:37 PM (ET)

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) - A judge ruled Tuesday that a 16-year-old cancer patient
    who has refused conventional medical treatment does not have to report to a
    hospital as previously ordered and scheduled a trial to settle the dispute.

    Starchild Abraham Cherrix, who is battling Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the
    lymphatic system, refused a second round of chemotherapy when he learned
    early this year that the cancer had returned.

    Abraham chose to instead go on a sugar-free, organic diet and take herbal
    supplements under the supervision of a clinic in Mexico.

    A social worker asked a juvenile court judge to require the teen to continue
    conventional treatment, and the judge on Friday ordered Abraham to report to
    a hospital Tuesday. Accomack County Circuit Court Judge Glen A. Taylor set
    aside that order.

    "I feel free today. I was let off the leash," Abraham said after Taylor
    agreed to a stay and set a trial date of Aug. 16.

    Taylor also ended joint custody of Abraham between his parents and social
    services officials.

    Carl Bundick, an attorney for the department, told the judge the department
    would not object, provided a new trial takes place quickly.

    "What the department is interested in is this young man being cured of
    cancer," Bundick said.

    In a similar case last year, the parents of 13-year-old Hodgkin's disease
    patient Katie Wernecke won the right in November to make all her medical
    decisions after a court fight with Texas child welfare officials. Doctors
    had recommended chemotherapy and radiation; her father favored a program of
    intravenous vitamin C.


    TheRambleman said...

    My friend Rambleman http://ramblemans.blogspot.com/ just posted this to his blog recently.

    Actually, I didn't post that to my blog, just to the email list :-)

    Mama Chaos said...

    Oh thank goodness! It's about time a judge finally understands.

    Whimspiration said...

    oops *blush*