Boy Refuses Chemo for Religious Reasons

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  • May 19: Anthony Hauser, father of Daniel Hauser, walks towards the Brown County Courthouse before the hearing, which Daniel Hauser and his mother Colleen failed to appear at in New Ulm, Minn.
  • May 19: Attorney Philip Elbert, appointed to represent cancer patient Daniel Hauser, speaks to reporters outside of the Brown County Courthouse in Minnesota after Hauser and his mother Colleen failed to appear at a hearing. A judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for the mother of the 13-year-old boy, who is resisting chemotherapy, after the pair missed the hearing on his welfare.
  • May 15: Calvin Johnson of Mankato, Minn., attorney for the family of Daniel Hauser, speaks with reporters at a news conference on the family’s farm near Sleepy Eye, Minn. At right are Daniel with his parents Anthony and Colleen, and his little brother Joseph. Daniel Hausser, 13, is suffering from Hodgkins lymphoma.
  • May 15: Daniel Hauser, 13, waits with his family and their attorney as photographers set up before the news conference.
  • A judge ruled Friday that Daniel Hauser, 13, must get medical treatment for a highly treatable form of cancer.
  • Daniel stopped chemo after a single treatment. He and his parents opted instead for "alternative medicines" based on their religious beliefs.
  • May 7, 2009: Colleen Hauser comforts her 13-year-old son Daniel during a press conference in New Ulm, Minn.
  • May 8, 2009: Dr. Bruce Bostrom is seen after testifying at a hearing to determine whether the county could force Daniel to continue treatment.
  • The judge said Daniel's parents have until May 19 to get an updated chest X-ray for their son and select an oncologist.

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