RandyW Posted July 22, 2006 Share Posted July 22, 2006 Judge: Virginia Teen Must Report To Hospital By Tuesday E-Mail this story Printable Version Headlines available in RSS feeds This is and Update On the Virginia teenager who wanted to try alterenative treatment for his cancer and was taken to court but not by is parents. The teen wanted to use alternative treatment to fight his cancer. Norfolk, VA -- A Virginia judge has ruled that a 16-year-old cancer patient fighting to use alternative treatment must report to a hospital by Tuesday and accept treatment that doctors feel is necessary. The patient, Starchild Abraham Cherrix, has Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes. The family's attorney says the judge also found the parents neglectful for allowing him to pursue alternative treatment of a sugar-free, organic diet and herbal supplements in Mexico. The lawyer says the parents are devastated by the new order and plan to appeal. After chemotherapy last year made him nauseated and weak, the teen rejected doctors' recommendations to go through a second round when he learned early this year that his cancer was active again. A social worker then asked a judge to require the teen to continue conventional treatment. Associated Press Mackenzie McKenzie , Web Producer created: 7/21/2006 11:32:04 PM Last updated: 7/21/2006 11:43:02 PM Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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