Akron Children's Hospital

Hershberger Guardian Drops Attempts At Chemotherapy

Feb 14, 2014

A judge says a court-appointed guardian may drop her attempt to force an 11-year-old leukemia-striken Amish girl to resume chemotherapy.

A Medina County Amish couple who fled with their 11-year-old leukemia-stricken daughter so she would not be forced to get chemotherapy is appealing a county court order to appoint a guardian to make medical decisions for her.

The grandfather of a Medina County Amish girl with leukemia says she continues to receive natural treatments while hiding with her parents, amid a legal battle over whether she'll be forced to resume chemotherapy.

An Ohio appeals court has again sided with a hospital seeking to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments.

A judge has again blocked Akron Children's hospital from forcing a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy treatments after her parents decided to stop them.