Amish girl in hiding to avoid Ohio court’s ruling on her cancer treatment options
Sarah Hershberger, 11, and her parents are staying hidden after returning from a natural cancer treatment center in Central America. An appeals court ruled last month that an appointed guardian will make medical decisions for the cancer-stricken Amish girl.
BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013, 5:02 PM
Sarah Hershberger, 11, (not shown) has battled cancer since April. Her family says natural treatments have proven to work.
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An 11-year-old Amish girl is in hiding after an Ohio court ruled the girl must listen to medical professionals and continue chemotherapy – treatments her parents don’t want because they make her sick.
Sarah Hershberger’s parents would rather pursue natural treatment for the little girl, who has battled leukemia since April.
And those treatments may be working. A family members say recent scans show the girl is cancer-free after the family returned from a natural cancer treatment center in Central America.
“She’s a vibrant, healthy girl,” Isaac Keim told the Akron Beacon Journal.
The parents at first took the advice of medical professionals at Akron Children’s Hospital and started the girl on a two-year chemotherapy treatment when she was diagnosed.
The drugs appeared to work: the tumors on her neck, chest and kidneys diminished in size as the chemicals took effect.
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