- Colin Barnett
COURT ORDERS PARENTS TO SUBJECT 6 YEAR OLD SON TO HARROWING CLINICAL TRIAL
If you think you are your child's carer - think again!!!
In December 2015, this 5 year old boy was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. The tumour was surgically removed and an ongoing treatment plan of a 9+ month regime of intensive, debilitating chemotherapy and radiation treatment was put in front of the parents. They were told if he were to survive the treatment, he would be severely incapacitated for the rest of his life.
The parents opted not to do this and were more confident in following specialist, non-invasive treatments available offshore. That was when the nightmare began.
The parents were treated as criminals and the family put under Federal Police Watch, so they couldn’t leave the country.
Then, 4 months after the initial diagnosis, the parents were summoned to the Family Court in WA, where the judge used the legal power bestowed on him to override the parent’s decision and ordered the commencement of Chemotherapy, against their will and with the understanding that the chance of survival was not good.
They allowed the child to have his 6th birthday party on Easter Saturday, and ordered the parents to present him to hospital at 7.30am Easter Sunday to commence treatment.
This little guy has endured his first week of intense and agonising chemo (I will spare you the details) and has finally come out of hospital today.
His parents are relieved to have him home and back in their care, but they cannot rest, as this Friday, 8th April, they will appear in Court again to fight the decision to administer radiation treatment, every day for 6 weeks under General Anaesthetic.
We need many voices (and fast) and as many people as possible behind this family to let the Court know this case is in the public eye.
As mentioned above, the family are silenced by a legal clause which states they cannot discuss any of what is happening with any members of the Public and so are all cases of this kind, which is how this total disregard for Human Rights can keep occurring.
Please sign and share as quickly as possible so the parents can choose the best path for this little boy – WE NEED YOUR HELP
Please give these parents a voice.
This is not a judgement on those who choose conventional treatment. This is about having the right to choose.
This is a loving, caring family, who do know what's best for their child.