Daniel Hauser back in Minnesota

Daniel Hauser back in Minnesota

There are 77 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 25, 2009, titled Daniel Hauser back in Minnesota. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A file photo of Colleen and Daniel Hauser pictured at their farm in rural Sleepy Eye.

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“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#1 May 25, 2009
It will be very interesting to hear what the mother has to say about her actions.
Just wondering if her action to flee was caused by an over-protective mother attempting to protect her "functionally illiterate" son who does not understand what really is happening to him and the pain he is going through. I hope she came back voluntarily. If not she faces two counts of Contempt of Court, punishable by fines and/or prison time. The judge, however, said in his warrant if she came back on her own he would dismiss the two counts. I have read all the legals on this case including the Doctor's analysis of Daniel. One other thing. The judge ordered that Daniel be put under the care to Brown county social Services through his treatment period due to parents failure to provide proper medical care as required.
Sad, sad story.
ms sam smith

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 25, 2009
I am so very glad they have returned. Even tho this is a wasted wish my only wish is the government will now LEAVE THEM ALONE. Mrs. Hauser was NOT ignoring her sons needs; she was doing what she felt was right.
Dam Gubberment

Buffalo, MN

#3 May 25, 2009
Leave the kid alone. He can* make his own choices.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#4 May 25, 2009
Dam Gubberment wrote:
Leave the kid alone. He can* make his own choices.
When I was his age, my mom and dad still saw to my medical needs as I wasn't competent to make decisions like that. And if my parents had not been competent, I would hope the courts would have stepped in for me. That's why we have judges. Were that all parents were responsible and clear-thinking. Some simply are not.

Since: Apr 09

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 25, 2009
Well, that's it then. This kid will be going into foster care and forced into chemo-therapy. When all is said and done and he's healthy again he will look back and be thankful to still be alive. There can be a real plus while this is going on. Perhaps the kid will learn how to read while he's gone and not be learning disabled after all. Perhaps it's the mother who is learning disabled instead.
stp_4_me

Washington, DC

#6 May 25, 2009
Not the governments place.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#7 May 25, 2009
Fed up with bailing out wrote:
Well, that's it then. This kid will be going into foster care and forced into chemo-therapy. When all is said and done and he's healthy again he will look back and be thankful to still be alive. There can be a real plus while this is going on. Perhaps the kid will learn how to read while he's gone and not be learning disabled after all. Perhaps it's the mother who is learning disabled instead.
I agree with what you say. He may not necessarily go into foster care; the fact that he and his mother came back voluntarily may help. Also, the Strib is reporting that he's getting medical care:

"a lawyer for his parents, Calvin Johnson, told the Star Tribune he was taken from his parents and to a hospital to have his condition checked."

http://www.startribune.com/45990387.html...

I'm watching NBC national news and they covered the issue. They reported that he's been evaluated by a local hospital, and all charges (felony, etc) have been dropped.
CSI

Crewe, VA

#8 May 25, 2009
They should be because this is an issue that is private and would only serve to enhance his fears. So now maybe he will get treatment he needs. You do not need to know how to read to know how you feel. Besides having treatment interferes with reading. Been there several times and had to wait until my brain cleared.

Since: Apr 09

Minneapolis, MN

#9 May 25, 2009
Mellers wrote:
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I agree with what you say. He may not necessarily go into foster care; the fact that he and his mother came back voluntarily may help. Also, the Strib is reporting that he's getting medical care:
"a lawyer for his parents, Calvin Johnson, told the Star Tribune he was taken from his parents and to a hospital to have his condition checked."
http://www.startribune.com/45990387.html...
I'm watching NBC national news and they covered the issue. They reported that he's been evaluated by a local hospital, and all charges (felony, etc) have been dropped.
I'm sure the parents made sure that there wasn't going to be any charges if they came back. In a way perhaps it's sad that they didn't put him in foster care. It's quite possible this kid isn't learning disabled at all.
religious freedom my ass

Buffalo, NY

#10 May 25, 2009
Fed up with bailing out wrote:
Well, that's it then. This kid will be going into foster care and forced into chemo-therapy. When all is said and done and he's healthy again he will look back and be thankful to still be alive. There can be a real plus while this is going on. Perhaps the kid will learn how to read while he's gone and not be learning disabled after all. Perhaps it's the mother who is learning disabled instead.
I'll save this comment and repost it when the news reads that "The kid with cancer who was taken from his parents and given chemo against his will has passed away." I just hope to god I don't have to say "I told you so". I just hope I'm wrong. I really do.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#11 May 25, 2009
Fed up with bailing out wrote:
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I'm sure the parents made sure that there wasn't going to be any charges if they came back. In a way perhaps it's sad that they didn't put him in foster care. It's quite possible this kid isn't learning disabled at all.
What do you mean? I don't understand about him and his parents (and the judge) lying about him being illiterate helps their case. Maybe I'm missing something.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#12 May 25, 2009
CSI wrote:
They should be because this is an issue that is private and would only serve to enhance his fears. So now maybe he will get treatment he needs. You do not need to know how to read to know how you feel. Besides having treatment interferes with reading. Been there several times and had to wait until my brain cleared.
I don't think he became, all of a sudden, illiterate. He refused even being told about his illness last Monday. His parents, too, seem to shun being provided with details and information. How can I believe that he and his family is making the right decision when they kept putting fingers in their ears?

I really hope they're willing to listen, now. 5 out of 5 doctors agreed on what his treatment should be, and the family may choose to finally learn more about what those and other doctors agree upon: he needs chemotherapy.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#13 May 25, 2009
Dam Gubberment wrote:
Leave the kid alone. He can* make his own choices.
He is a child.
He cannot legally. period!
End of idea!
Parent wondering

Springfield, MO

#14 May 25, 2009
ok, so what about HIPPA. I can not even ask a question on my own husbands medical conditions without consent, why then can the whole world hear about this boys condition. How can his name, his condition, status of his condition, where he lives, his religion, become a public debated issue. How can this information become public. Should someone be sued over this. Don't get me wrong I think he needs the chemo, I just do not understand the whole hippa law I guess.
EastBurb

Cottage Grove, MN

#15 May 25, 2009
Now that they have returned, the treatment will proceed. And I'm sure any potential punishments for the mother.

My hope is that people will let them on with their lives though. Cover it for a few more days, but then let the people involved (ie. the parents, Daniel, the doctors, officials, etc.) get on with the main issue here - focusing on the care and treatment of his cancer.

The media could update periodically, but I hope that they leave everyone alone for the most part.
The bill

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 25, 2009
Hope the father is ready to accept the massive bill his s**thole wife has run up.
Why

Saint Paul, MN

#17 May 25, 2009
Is this B**ch NOT in JAIL!!!!!!!!!!
p t bull

Minneapolis, MN

#18 May 25, 2009
I must be a heartless bastard, because I am completely bored with this story. He's here, he's there...whatever. ;)
Chev Chelios

Buffalo, MN

#19 May 25, 2009
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
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He is a child.
He cannot legally. period!
End of idea!
This is ridiculous. This little boy is NOT capable of making his own decision. The government that our constitution invisioned certainly WOULD protect this child from the reckless endagerment from this apparantly disturbed woman. Ask her in 5 years if she is happy he is alive or does she prefer he was dead..
CSI

Crewe, VA

#20 May 25, 2009
HIPPA is Health Information Patient Privacy Act. Now as for not wanting to hear the diagnosis, come on I did not want to hear that I had cancer and thought about running away myself. But after talking it over with friends and my family I went and got a second opinion. I fired the first doctor because he threatened me, some of you just do not get denial is very much the first thing a person does. Now we better all pray that treatment helps him, because if it is imposed on him and he dies, what a hell of a lawsuit.
Mellers I think you and I know what chemo brain is, when I went through it, it seemed as if Pac-Men were marching around and I could concentrate on reading. It took awhile to adjust to reading but I did. I wish the boy could read very well if he doesn't now because there is a whole world out there for him if he learns.

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