Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Abraham Cherrix, "We've Won."

A settlement has been reached involving Abraham Cherrix and his battle with the state of Virginia over his cancer treatment,

"It's all over. It's everything we fought for, everything we wanted to ever have, we've won. We got our freedom back," Abraham said outside the courthouse after the hearing.

Under the decree, the Chincoteague 16-year-old will be treated by an oncologist of his choice who is board-certified in radiation therapy and interested in alternative treatments. The family must provide the court updates on Abraham's treatment and condition every three months until he's cured, or turns 18, whichever comes first. Tyler emphasized that the decree states that the parents weren't medically neglectful.

After the short hearing, the judge looked at Abraham and said, "God bless you, Mr. Cherrix."

Indeed. I pray he can now focus all his energy on fighting the cancer and not the state along with it.

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