It is with great urgency that we are posting this blog and asking for your help. Many of you have heard Dr. Morse speak of the little boy in California with leukemia, whose parents did not want to subject him to chemotherapy. The parents took the boy and fled California, caring for the child with herbs and raw juices for five weeks before California Child Protective Services caught up with them and returned them to California. Under threat of losing her child the state coerced (bullied) the mother into signing off on chemotherapy.
During chemotherapy this little boy began to experience several side effects, including bleeding retinas and severe pancreatitis. All of these side effects subsided when the chemotherapy dose was reduced. On top of chemotherapy the boy has been given steroids and antibiotics regularly during the last year of “treatment,” and his health and wellbeing have degraded accordingly.
Last week Christian Arnold’s blood once again tested positive for leukemia, and against Christian and his father’s wishes, Kaiser Family Foundation and California CPS are pushing for Christian to begin a new, stronger round of chemotherapy (Mitoxantrone) on Tuesday, May 12th. Given the effects of the first round, the odds of him surviving a second round are not promising.
We are asking everyone who reads this to take five minutes out of your weekend to support Chad Arnold in his fight to choose the health modality with which to care for Christian—to be able to refuse a course of treatment that will cause him harm. Please email Chad here with “Attn: Commissioner Imhoff” in the subject line. Please send a brief email asking this Commissioner to grant Chad Arnold the right to choose what is best for Christian.
Too often in recent years have we seen parent’s and individuals wishes disregarded in terms of choosing how to regain health, and being forced into chemotherapy and other harmful treatments. The most recent example was 17 year old “Cassandra C.,” kept under guard at a Connecticut hospital and forced to continue chemotherapy against both hers and her mother’s wishes. It is past time that this type of medical tyranny be stopped. We are asking you to show Commissioner Imhoff that we are not an isolated group of crackpots, but rather a large, unified group of intelligent and capable people who are tired of having our rights denied, and tired of being forced into treatments we know are harmful. For ourselves and most especially for our children.
We are not asking for donations or anything other than a fraction of your time. Please email Chad before Monday morning (PST), when he will attempt an emergency hearing to stop Tuesday’s treatment. This blog post is public and available to non-members, so if you have friends and family members who would be willing to help please feel free to share with them. And this is not limited to US residents, even if you are outside the US you can still make your voice heard. Your help in this urgent matter is vital and most deeply appreciated.