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Israel - Israeli Court Orders Teen Back To Chemotherapy Against Parents' Wishes

Published on: July 28, 2015 05:42 PM
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A 16-year-old cancer patient calls for the public to protest his forced chemotherapy treatment. 'Even if I have to die,' he says, 'let me die with dignity -- that is all I'm asking.' (Screenshot via Channel 2 News)A 16-year-old cancer patient calls for the public to protest his forced chemotherapy treatment. 'Even if I have to die,' he says, 'let me die with dignity—that is all I'm asking.' (Screenshot via Channel 2 News)

Israel - An Israeli court has ordered that a 16 year-old boy from a religious family must return to court-ordered chemotherapy sessions despite objections from both the boy and his parents that the procedures are detrimental to his health.

YNETNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1DMqMNZ) reports that order was issued after the boy fled treatments at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa recently.

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The boy, who at age 9 was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), was declared recovered following treatment, but a second bout with illness surfaced in early 2014 requiring surgery.

On Sunday the boy released a video calling on Israelis to demonstrate in front of the hospital, and saying “Even if I have to die,” let me die with dignity– that is all I’m asking” .

Post-surgery, doctors ordered chemotherapy treatments to guarantee there would not be a third round, but after meeting with a Rabbi who decided the treatments were unnecessary, both the boy and his family rejected doctors’ recommendation.

His doctors subsequently won an order from the court requiring the family to comply.


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 Jul 28, 2015 at 06:19 PM Wise-Guy Says:

I think there's an update to this story.

Rumor has it that Rav Kanievsky became involved and the matter is settled (with the boy and his family's compliance.)

May he have a Refuah Shlemah !

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 Jul 28, 2015 at 06:43 PM FranZ Says:

refuah shelaimah!

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 Jul 28, 2015 at 08:37 PM ydeneydene Says:

Too sad and lets not judge and put comments at all for once

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 Jul 29, 2015 at 02:38 PM Rafuel Says:

Reply to #1  
Wise-Guy Says:

I think there's an update to this story.

Rumor has it that Rav Kanievsky became involved and the matter is settled (with the boy and his family's compliance.)

May he have a Refuah Shlemah !

If accurate, that is indeed a great news, and may the end of this maka be good too.

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