Saturday, May 10, 2008

Child Welfare ensure boy Gets Chemo

This is a real heartbreaker.

Child welfare officials have taken temporary custody of an 11-year-old Ontario boy to ensure he undergoes chemotherapy after his father decided to take him off treatment for his aggressive form of leukemia.

A father who cannot be identified says his son is being treated 'like a prisoner' at the hospital where he is being treated for leukemia. (CBC)His father, who along with the boy can't be identified due to youth protection laws, told CBC News on Friday that the boy didn't want to continue with the treatments.(READ MORE)

The hard part is that everybody thinks they are doing the right thing. I'm not sure how I would react. There may be a religious angle that is not be discussed, or the boy's parents simply lost track of the fact that the chemo can save their son's life, regardless of how awful it is.

Here is the report from CBC's The National

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