Daniel Hauser resumes chemotherapy tr...

Daniel Hauser resumes chemotherapy treatments

There are 19 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 28, 2009, titled Daniel Hauser resumes chemotherapy treatments. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Daniel Hauser received chemotherapy Thursday, according to a family spokesman, despite his earlier fears and religious objections that prompted dramatic court hearings over his cancer care.

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NorthwoodsCynic

Westfield, WI

#1 May 29, 2009
Chemotherapy can be nasty, but dying is nastier. And prayer does not cure cancer.
CSI

Crewe, VA

#2 May 29, 2009
I have to differ from that, I had a fatal cancer diagnosis, yes I took treatment but prayer helped me through.
NorthwoodsCynic

Westfield, WI

#3 May 29, 2009
Congratulations on having been cured by the treatment! But there is no evidence that prayer contributes to the cure rate, even though we'd like to believe otherwise.
The Big Bopper

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 29, 2009
NorthwoodsCynic wrote:
Congratulations on having been cured by the treatment! But there is no evidence that prayer contributes to the cure rate, even though we'd like to believe otherwise.
Blessed be those who have not seen, but yet still believe.(Jesus to Doubting Thomas). Yet, I still want my medical care WITH my prayers, thank you very much!
CSI

Crewe, VA

#5 May 29, 2009
Well I think that my God prefer that I take the treatments and the care that the doctors have trained for. But prayer eases the mind and being serene and calm goes a long way in treatment.

However I do not think their relying on religious beliefs was the answer. Sure it is scary as hell to have to undergo treatment, there are a lot of complications from treatment that last a lifetime. God gave me a brain and that brain said to get medical care.
oh please

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 29, 2009
What happened to the right to accept/decline treatment? I think we call that the Patient Bill of Rights. You can usually find this article displayed at the medical facility. Problems only seem to arise whenever a patient wants to exercise their right to decline treatment, if this patient were not a minor or was uninsured would it be such an issue? People decline medical care all the time it's otherwise referred to as the uninsured, under-insured, or those who can't afford the high deductibles so they foregoe treatment or elect to a portion of the treatment. This patient and his family can't choose the kind of treatment that's best for him because of the greedy MD's and insurance companies that want their money and now they've got the lawyers in their wallet too.Leave these people alone! Don't send the mom to jail either, send the son and his family your postive thoughts and prayers.

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Since: Oct 08

Twin Cities, USA

#7 May 29, 2009
Daniel Hauser resumes chemotherapy treatments.

And there is a sale at Target.

Who cares.

“One word says it all..........”

Since: Sep 08

Flathill

#8 May 29, 2009
This is not a news story. Once the mom and kid got back home and the judge gave them a do-over the news story ended. Now it's just gawking.
Lady of the Lake

Saint Joseph, MN

#9 May 29, 2009
"His condition at the time of our first treatment did not allow for an in-depth discussion of complementary therapy, and we did not see him again after that."

Duh! What did this oncologist expect after trying to unilaterally impose his treatment plan and not bothering to address the family's fears and concerns? Who does he think he is, Dr. God? Unfortunately, as a breast cancer survivor, I've found this attitude all too common among oncologists. I hope Daniel's next oncologist is more sensitive to his discomfort and more respectful of his beliefs.
CSI

Crewe, VA

#10 May 29, 2009
I do agree on this onocologists are like that. The nurses do better.
NorthwoodsCynic

Westfield, WI

#11 May 30, 2009
Two points, folks: 1) It's still a free country, and an adult is free to decline treatment. But a child is not the property of the parents, to do with as they see fit. Refusing to have your 13 year old child treated appropriately, is child abuse, as we as a society have defined it. 2) "Lady of the Lake" is a breast cancer survivor because she got proper treatment. Now, perhaps her oncologist was an arrogant SOB (or perhaps not) but he saved her life. Not a bad deal in my book.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#13 Jun 12, 2009
I find it really strange that not a word has been reported in any media outlet in the entire WORLD about an update from his family. Nothing on the website has been updated since May 28th.

I have growing concerns that the family has fled again.

I'm genuinely concerned about the health and welfare of the boy going through treatment for his Lymphoma cancer. Does anyone know how the boy is doing?
Cindy Stainker

Clearwater, FL

#14 Jun 12, 2009
Mellers wrote:
I find it really strange that not a word has been reported in any media outlet in the entire WORLD about an update from his family. Nothing on the website has been updated since May 28th.
I have growing concerns that the family has fled again.
I'm genuinely concerned about the health and welfare of the boy going through treatment for his Lymphoma cancer. Does anyone know how the boy is doing?
Considering the amount of media Daniel's story got when he and his mother fled, I think there would probably be even more if they had again. His parents would surely have had arrest warrants out for them immediately. It is possible that they are just trying to get through chemo in peace, and not put anymore stress on Daniel than is necessary.

But, maybe if you Google him it will give some sort of update.
Agape

Crewe, VA

#15 Jun 12, 2009
He is receiving treatments. I do wonder as well how he is faring.

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Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#16 Jun 12, 2009
Cindy Stainker wrote:
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Considering the amount of media Daniel's story got when he and his mother fled, I think there would probably be even more if they had again. His parents would surely have had arrest warrants out for them immediately. It is possible that they are just trying to get through chemo in peace, and not put anymore stress on Daniel than is necessary.
But, maybe if you Google him it will give some sort of update.
My sister thought the same thing. However, I've googled his name every 2 days or so, and there's been NOTHING recent since the end of May. The media gave us hourly updates on the case, now there's been nothing for 15 days. It just seems odd, and I'm genuinely concerned about the boy, that's all.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#17 Jun 15, 2009
Agape wrote:
He is receiving treatments. I do wonder as well how he is faring.
You and Cindy were right. I guess he's doing okay:

http://www.startribune.com/local/48113072.htm...
Agape

Crewe, VA

#18 Jun 15, 2009
I pray so and Mellers we raised $40,000.00 at our Relay over the weekend. Awesome for a first time we did it.

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Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#19 Jun 15, 2009
Agape wrote:
I pray so and Mellers we raised $40,000.00 at our Relay over the weekend. Awesome for a first time we did it.
That's an amazing amount!!! Congrats!

A few of us from Topix gathered for a meal in a restaurant/bar on Saturday and we all chipped in more money than we needed to. Everyone gave it to me, insisting I keep it. The same establishment was having a Relay for Life fundraiser the next night. I gave it to our waitress to donate; she said she was working the next night. I hope they had a successful fundraiser too!!

People who raise money for these sorts of events are saints in my book. Leukemia used to be a death sentence; I'm happily alive thanks to research and many walk-a-thons. My sister and I were talking about our big fundraiser garage sale we're holding this year. We hope to raise $2,000 between the 2 of us. A decent start....
CSI

Crewe, VA

#20 Jun 15, 2009
Yes indeed and the people who help us put these together are saints too. It is a good thing.

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