NEW ULM, Minn. – A Minnesota judge has ruled that a 13-year-old boy who fled the state last month to avoid chemotherapy must continue getting the treatment because it appears to be working.
Brown County District Judge John Rodenberg says he wants Daniel Hauser to be well. Daniel has Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Daniel's attorney, Philip Elbert, says Daniel has seen the most recent X-rays of his tumor, which show that the tumor is a white, see-through mass. Before, the X-rays had shown a dense black mass. Elbert also says Daniel has lost about 10 pounds and sometimes doesn't feel like eating.
The Brown County prosecutor had argued the case should stay in court after Daniel and his mother, Colleen, fled to California. The judge ruled Daniel is still in need of child protection services.