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County to remain in charge of Sleepy Eye teen's cancer treatment

There are 14 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 27, 2009, titled County to remain in charge of Sleepy Eye teen's cancer treatment. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Daniel Hauser continues to progress in court-ordered treatments for his cancer - a form of Hodgkin's lymphoma - and is scheduled to receive another round of chemotherapy Tuesday.

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inconvenieced

Alma, NE

#2 Jul 27, 2009
The doctors are professionals, but Mr. and Mrs. Hauser are experts when it comes to their child. They will be a part of his life forever. As Daniel's parents, they have a right, as experts on their own child, to pursue supports and services for him to successfully achieve a happy and satisfying life. They will always have far longer and greater responsibility, and vested interest in his future, than any medical institution, doctor, social worker, lawyer, or judge.
Newday

United States

#3 Jul 27, 2009
Swede Larson wrote:
Those parents should never have been allowed to breed.
Maybe da folks at McCringla might give you anodder shift so ya don't feel so prone to elaborate on all the tings you know nothing about.
Natasha Badanaff

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 27, 2009
When the kid turns 18 he can do as he pleases. His folks are suspect in their reasoning and beliefs.
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 27, 2009
Natasha Badanaff wrote:
When the kid turns 18 he can do as he pleases. His folks are suspect in their reasoning and beliefs.
But won't it be ironic if the cancer recurs and the kid tells the doctors to get lost? They won't be able to do a thing about it if he's 18 or over.
Newday

United States

#6 Jul 27, 2009
Natasha Badanaff wrote:
When the kid turns 18 he can do as he pleases. His folks are suspect in their reasoning and beliefs.
Right and this is Rocky. Daniel Hauser might, and I pray not, be dead before his 18th birthday. I only wish Daniel's parents had maintained their resolve to leave the country to pursue alternative methods of dealing with the cancer. The American (capitalist) way of dealing with any issue is to see how much money you can bleed out of it. Steve McQueen and numerous others sought help outside the USA. Not because the FDA refused to allow certain medicine, but because the greedyass doctors couldn't finaggle a new Porcshe or mountain home out of the deal. You're right Natasha, someone is suspect in this matter, but it is not Daniel's parents. As for the judge, he should parade his peacock ass around the courtyard so everyone knows he's boss.
i think

Circle Pines, MN

#7 Jul 27, 2009
so...if the kid does get a 2nd cancer from the court ordered treatment, can the family sue for a gazillion $'s? they sure should be able to & win!
Deb

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jul 27, 2009
One point of contention appeared to be over Daniel's risk of a second cancer. Daniel's mother, Colleen, at one point told a nurse at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis that her son had a 98 percent chance of developing thyroid cancer due to his chemo. His oncologist, Dr. Bruce Bostrom, said that risk is less than 1 percent.

Regarding the above statement by Daniel's mother, and other attributed to her in the past (not to mention the fact that Daniel is illiterate after being home-schooled by her), is she mentally challenged? I'm not asking to be mean, I am serious.
Natasha Badanaff

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jul 27, 2009
Newday wrote:
<quoted text>Right and this is Rocky. Daniel Hauser might, and I pray not, be dead before his 18th birthday. I only wish Daniel's parents had maintained their resolve to leave the country to pursue alternative methods of dealing with the cancer. The American (capitalist) way of dealing with any issue is to see how much money you can bleed out of it. Steve McQueen and numerous others sought help outside the USA. Not because the FDA refused to allow certain medicine, but because the greedyass doctors couldn't finaggle a new Porcshe or mountain home out of the deal. You're right Natasha, someone is suspect in this matter, but it is not Daniel's parents. As for the judge, he should parade his peacock **** around the courtyard so everyone knows he's boss.
News flash Steve McQueen died.
Newday

United States

#10 Jul 27, 2009
Natasha Badanaff wrote:
<quoted text>
News flash Steve McQueen died.
Are you implying he wouldn't have died had he sought more treatment in the US?
Natasha Badanaff

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 27, 2009
Newday wrote:
<quoted text>Are you implying he wouldn't have died had he sought more treatment in the US?
Actually, nothing was going to save him. Read up.

Since: Jun 08

Apple Valley, MN

#12 Jul 27, 2009
Deb wrote:
Regarding the above statement by Daniel's mother, and other attributed to her in the past (not to mention the fact that Daniel is illiterate after being home-schooled by her), is she mentally challenged? I'm not asking to be mean, I am serious.
My thoughts exactly.
Natasha Badanaff

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jul 27, 2009
Newday wrote:
<quoted text>Are you implying he wouldn't have died had he sought more treatment in the US?
Steve would have taken the chemo if it would have saved him. Steve didn't have the good odds the kid has. I suspect the advisors around Steve might have been a bit more educated.
inconvenieced

Alma, NE

#14 Jul 27, 2009
Minn. Statute 120A.22 states, in part:

Subd. 10. Requirements for instructors. A person who is providing instruction to a child must meet at least one of the following requirements:(1) hold a valid Minnesota teaching license in the field and for the grade level taught; (2) be directly supervised by a person holding a valid Minnesota teaching license; (3) successfully complete a teacher competency examination; (4) provide instruction in a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency, recognized according to section 123B.445, or recognized by the commissioner; (5) hold a baccalaureate degree; or (6) be the parent of a child who is assessed according to the procedures in subdivision 11. Any person providing instruction in a public school must meet the requirements of clause (1).

Subd. 11. Assessment of performance.(a) Each year the performance of every child who is not enrolled in a public school must be assessed using a nationally norm-referenced standardized achievement examination. The superintendent of the district in which the child receives instruction and the person in charge of the child's instruction must agree about the specific examination to be used and the administration and location of the examination.

Under this statute, Ms. Hauser would not be labelled "mentally challenged." I would also question whether Daniel is "illiterate."
Deb wrote:
One point of contention appeared to be over Daniel's risk of a second cancer. Daniel's mother, Colleen, at one point told a nurse at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis that her son had a 98 percent chance of developing thyroid cancer due to his chemo. His oncologist, Dr. Bruce Bostrom, said that risk is less than 1 percent.
Regarding the above statement by Daniel's mother, and other attributed to her in the past (not to mention the fact that Daniel is illiterate after being home-schooled by her), is she mentally challenged? I'm not asking to be mean, I am serious.
inconsiderate reporting

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jul 27, 2009
Jeremy Olson it is sad to see this photo of the sick kid, he does not look happy to be the center of attention in the picture. Please do not add to his burden for your stories, show some consideration. I would have been quite a bit more angry with this photographer if I was a family member.

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