5) VA: Judge lifts order for forced chemo

Yahoo! News

"A judge ruled Tuesday that a 16-year-old cancer patient who has refused
conventional medical treatment does not have to report to a hospital as
previously ordered and scheduled a trial to settle the dispute.
Abraham Cherrix, who is battling Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the
lymphatic system, refused a second round of chemotherapy when he learned
early this year that the cancer had returned. Abraham chose to instead
on a sugar-free, organic diet and take herbal supplements under the
supervision of a clinic in Mexico. A social worker asked a juvenile
judge to require the teen to continue conventional treatment, and the
on Friday ordered Abraham to report to a hospital Tuesday. But Accomack
County Circuit Court Judge Glen A. Tyler suspended the judge's order. 'I
feel free today. I was let off the leash,' Abraham said after Tyler
to a stay and set a trial date of Aug. 16." (07/25/06)