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August 16, 2006

Abraham Cherrix Wins Chemotherapy Reprieve

Abraham Cherrix, the 16-year-old boy who has been fighting for his right to forgo chemotherapy in his battle against Hodgkin's disease, has been granted the right to undergo an alternative treatment (Hoxsey therapy). His family reached a settlement with state officials today, the same day they were set to go to trial. He will be able to continue the Hoxsey treatment and see a new oncologist who is open to alternative treatments. His lawyer said:

"It's a wonderful resolution. They wanted to force us back to the old doctors and force us back into chemotherapy. Now, we can move from the courtrooms to the treatment rooms, where this battle really needs to be fought."

Va. Teen Can Forgo Chemotherapy

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July 25, 2006

Abraham Cherrix Wins Chemotherapy Reprieve

The story that's sweeping the country right now is that of Starchild Abraham Cherrix, the 16-year-old Virginia teen who is fighting the courts for the right to use the alternative Hoxsey therapy to treat Hodgkin's disease rather than the chemotherapy his doctors recommend. Cherrix, who is bright and well-spoken, says he has already been through chemo once and doesn't want to do it again. Last week, a judge decided that what Cherrix wanted didn't matter and that his parents were negligent. Cherrix was ordered to submit to chemotherapy today but managed to receive a stay from another judge who set a trial for August 16.

"I truly believe that this massive dose of chemo and radiation would finish me off completely,'' Cherrix, now 16, said yesterday, describing the further treatment his doctors prescribed. "This is my body, and my parents have the right to help me take care of it the way they are.''

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