Minn. judge set to get update on condition of 13-year-old who fled state to avoid chemotherapy

June 23rd, 2009

Judge to get update on Minn. teen’s chemotherapy

NEW ULM, Minn. — A Minnesota judge expects to get an update on the condition of a 13-year-old boy who fled the state to avoid chemotherapy.

A hearing on Daniel Hauser’s case was set for Tuesday afternoon.

Daniel was diagnosed with childhood Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January but resisted chemotherapy, citing a preference for alternative treatments.

When authorities attempted to compel the Hausers to treat the cancer conventionally, Danny and his mother fled for about a week in May. They returned to their Sleepy Eye home and were ordered by a judge to see an oncologist.

Attorney Barbara Gislason says Daniel is receiving chemotherapy, though the family is still seeking alternative treatments.

Gislason says Daniel has had acupuncture and acupressure to help ease pain.

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