Hospital Withdraws Guardianship of Amish Girl Who Will Continue Alternative Treatment Instead of Chemoby Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 7, 2013
For the past several months, this blog has been following the saga of Sarah Hershberger, a 10 year old Amish girl whom Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio was trying to force into a second round of experimental chemotherapy for lymphoblastic lymphoma, an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, despite the fact that she was in complete remission confirmed via 3 cat scans and blood tests.
Sarah’s parents, Anna and Andy, even fled the United States with their daughter to avoid the court mandated hospital guardianship that stripped their inalienable parental right to make Sarah’s medical decisions.
Yesterday, the concerning tale took an extremely positive and hopefully conclusive turn as Maria Schimer, the nurse/attorney awarded medical guardianship of Sarah on behalf of Akron Children’s Hospital, resigned as guardian.
The following is a press release from the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, the legal firm representing the Hershberger family.