Pray for Katie 1

Katie is now 14 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer when she was 13. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome. See beginning story at www.prayforkatie.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Partial Victory for Abraham Cherrix

Updates:
July 25, 2006:
The circuit court suspended the execution of judgment for both the order to submit to chemotherapy and the order awarding the state joint custody. The trial is August 16th.

Monday, July 24:
Lawyers filed a motion today to try to stop enforcement of a judge's order requiring Abraham to report to a hospital.

Comments: Parents must take a stand. We don't need the state dictating medical treatments for our children. This is so wrong. We've been through it, and now the Cherrix family is going through it. Are you next?

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Judge Orders Abraham To Cancer Treatment

Judge Orders Teen to Cancer Treatment

By SONJA BARISICThe Associated PressFriday, July 21, 2006; 7:49 PM NORFOLK, Va. --

A judge ruled Friday that a 16-year-old boy fighting to use alternative treatment for his cancer must report to a hospital by Tuesday and accept treatment that doctors deem necessary, the family's attorney said.The judge also found Starchild Abraham Cherrix's parents were neglectful for allowing him to pursue alternative treatment of a sugar-free, organic diet and herbal supplements supervised by a clinic in Mexico, lawyer John Stepanovich said.Jay and Rose Cherrix of Chincoteague on Virginia's Eastern Shore must continue to share custody of their son with the Accomack County Department of Social Services, as the judge had previously ordered, Stepanovich said. The parents were devastated by the new order and planned to appeal, the lawyer said. Stepanovich said he will ask a higher court on Monday to stay enforcement of the order, which requires the parents to take Abraham to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk and to give the oncologist their written legal consent to treat their son for Hodgkin's disease."I want to caution all parents of Virginia: Look out, because Social Services may be pounding on your door next when they disagree with the decision you've made about the health care of your child," Stepanovich said.

posted by Katie W. @ Saturday, July 22, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Abraham Cherrix Decision

We are waiting to hear the Judge's Decision in the Cherrix case. This is another example of the state making medical decisions and forcing them on our children. Such decisions are best made by the parents. Only in the case of incompetent parents should the state intervene, and by that I mean that the parents do not have the mental capacity to make those decisions. The only time the state should intervene other than that, is when the parents refuse all medical treatment that could immediately save a life. Cancer treatments do not fall into that category. Once again the doctors, state and CPS workers have clearly overstepped their legal authority. Let's put a stop to this now!

Friday, July 14, 2006

X - Rays and Cancer

Dr. John Gofman has studied the effects of radiation on human health for 45 years. A medical doctor with a PhD in nuclear and physical chemistry, Dr. Gofman worked on the Manhattan Project, discovered uranium-233, and was the first person to isolate plutonium, In five scientically documented books, Dr. Gofman provides strong evidence that medical technology-specifically x-rays, CT scans, and mammography and fluoroscopy devices-are a contributing factor to 75% of new cancers. Gofman elaborates that it is not x-rays alone that cause the damage but a combination of health risk facors that include poor diet, smoking, abortions, and the use of birth control pills. Dr. Gofman predicts that ionizing radiation will be responsible for 100 million premature deaths over the next decade.