Wow! What an amazing win for health rights. (Thanks Mamta & Elizebeth)
Teen wins court battle to stop chemo
ACCOMAC, Virginia (AP) -- A 16-year-old cancer patient's legal fight ended in victory Wednesday when his family's attorneys and social services officials reached an agreement that would allow him to forgo chemotherapy.
Abraham Cherrix, an 16 year old boy fight Hodgkin's disease, is now free to continue his alternative treatment including an organic diet and Hoxsey therapy. Earlier this year a social worker, who discovered what the boy was doing, had the boy taken to court to force Chemo treatment. Both sides agreed in court that the boy could continue his treatment as long as he worked in conjunction with an alternative doctor who is board-certified in radiation therapy.