Imagine yourself as the homeschool parent of a young son who is diagnosed with cancer. Your emotions run a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Your son undergoes treatment and your heart is nearly wrenched out of you as you watch him react to the treatments.
Eventually your son appears to be cancer free. Scans are made that reveal no trace of the cancer that had once threatened him. Over the course of the next year, he has had three scans and none of them detect any cancer. At age nine, your son is cancer free and you rejoice and thank God for healing him.
Then suddenly, your world is dashed to pieces when the state health officials demand that you start another aggressive round of chemotherapy. You become exasperated trying to convince them that he is cancer free and does not need the additional chemo. The state does not relent and tells you that if you do not comply that they will bring medical neglect charges against you. You look up the drugs they insist be pumped into your now healthy child and find out that the FDA says their safety and effectiveness in children has not been proven and that one of them may cause additional cancer and delayed cardiotoxicity.
What do you do and who do you turn to?
This is not a fictional what if story. This is exactly what has happened to Ken and Erin Stieler and their son Jacob. Michigan state health officials state that provisions implemented by Obamacare demand the follow up treatment and have filed a lawsuit to force them to submit their son to the potentially dangerous drugs.
Since they are homeschool parents, they turned to the Home School Legal Defense Association. Michael Farris, chairman of HSLDA has acknowledged they are working with the Stielers to fight for Jacob’s health and life. Farris posted the following on the HSLDA website,
“If they succeed they will force Jacob to resume chemotherapy despite the fact that the drugs in question are not FDA approved (either for children in general or for this particular cancer). Moreover, these drugs do not promise anything close to a guaranteed cure. And, the FDA requires the drug manufacturers to disclose that these drugs cause new cancers to form, heart disease in children, failure to sexually mature, and many other serious side effects in some cases.”
Everyone needs to take notice of this case as it is not the first of its kind and definitely won’t be the last. This is Obamacare in action. Medicine no longer has anything to do with the patient’s current condition. They have a rule book and insist it must be followed, regardless of how harmful it can to the patient. It seems Obamacare has taken the expression of “we’ll cure you even if it kills you.”
Perhaps if we all flood the Michigan Health Department with emails, letters and phone calls on behalf of Jacob Stieler, they may reconsider their intent to kill this healthy child.