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DEC 06, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Amish girl in Ohio will not be forced to resume chemo for cancer

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A court-appointed guardian will stop trying to force an Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy against her Ohio parents' wishes, according to a court filing on Friday. Maria Schimer, a lawyer and a former nurse, was appointed in October as the girl's medical guardian after the parents refused to consent to the treatment. The girl's family left the country to pursue an alternative treatment, said an organization representing the parents called the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law. The cancer is receding, and she is in excellent physical ... Read More

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