• Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    A Windsor Locks teen faced a judge in Connecticut State Supreme court Thursday after she’s been forced to undergo chemotherapy against her will. She is identified as Cassandra C. in court papers, and she believes she should be allowed to make her own health care decisions even though she’s a minor. After roughly one hour of arguments, the court sided with Department of Children and Families and determined she must remain in state custody to continue forced chemotherapy.

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  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    Exactly. The more of us use the right word - torture -to describe this, the more it will get the attention this kind of atrocity deserves.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    The govt. wants to complain about the torture in GITMO, and yet they force torture on this young lady. I cannot began to image the horror that she is living through.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    I'd like to see these ego-tripping, holier than thou doctors and judges get diagnosed with cancer and FORCED to undergo chemotherapy regardless of how they feel or what options they might want. I don't think they would care too much about appeasing DCF or big pharma.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    Here is Cassandra's op-ed, in full, published in the Hartford Courant on 1/8: Over the past 17 years, I have lived a good life. It has always just been me and my mom and all of our pets. My mom raised me well, to be a strong, competent and independent woman. She taught me right from wrong and always led me in the right direction, standing by my side through every decision I made. I wouldn't have my strength, determination and motivation if it weren't for my mom. She played the role of a mom and a dad, and she did a damn good job!. Words cannot describe what my life has become over the last few months. "Horrifying" seems like an understatement. What I have been going through is traumatizing. Never did it cross my mind that one day I would be diagnosed with cancer. In September, after a stressful summer of blood work, examinations and biopsies, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. My mom and I wanted to make sure my diagnosis was correct, so we agreed to seek a second opinion. We wanted to be 100 percent sure I had cancer. Apparently, going for the second opinion and questioning doctors was considered "wasting time" and "not necessary." My mom was reported to the Department of Children and Families for medical neglect because we weren't meeting the doctors' time standard. In no way is my mom neglectful. She has always put me before herself. I am offended by anyone who believes otherwise. My mom has been identified as "hostile," "neglectful" and "unsupportive," three untrue words that break my heart. In October, DCF and nearly the entire Windsor Locks police department arrived when I was home alone and surrounded my house, banging on doors and windows. I hid in my closet crying on the phone with Mom and my friends until Mom came home. I sat in my closet for at least an hour while Mom, DCF and the police argued downstairs. I was scared. I had to leave with DCF. They had me medically evaluated and placed in a foster home until a court date. I was devastated. I needed to be with my mom. Taking me away from my mom in no way is in my best interest. There are children who need DCF, but I am not one of them. In November, I was allowed to return home to my mom with the promise to start chemotherapy immediately. Although I didn't have any intention of proceeding with the chemotherapy once I returned home, I endured two days of it. Two days was enough; mentally and emotionally, I could not go through with chemotherapy. I felt backed up against the wall. I had no right to choose what I wanted. I was told I had a voice and was being heard, but it didn't feel like it. I took things into my own hands — I was fed up with DCF — and ran away. I was willing to leave everything I loved — my mom, my friends, my job, my cat, Simba, and most important, my life that I absolutely loved — to get away from being forced into something that I didn't want. I packed all my stuff after Mom fell asleep, left my house and met up with people who were willing to take me in and help me. I had no intention of returning or staying in Connecticut. The people I stayed with were loving and understanding and took such good care of me. I began to see myself on the news and people from all over were trying to contact me. Some people thought I was dead, and I heard my mom was going to be put in jail, because it was assumed she knew where I was or that she was hiding me somewhere. She didn't — I never even told her that I was leaving — and I couldn't, because I knew she would try to stop me. After about a week, I returned home, because I didn't want people to think I was dead, and I would never forgive myself if my mom went to jail for something I did. DCF immediately brought me to the hospital to be evaluated. I was OK, and they let me go home. I thought it was over. I was wrong. In December, a decision was made to hospitalize me. I didn't know what was going to happen, but I did know I wasn't going down without a fight. I was admitted to the same room I'm in now, with someone sitting by my door 24/7. I could walk down the hallway as long as security was with me, but otherwise I couldn't leave my room. I felt trapped. After a week, they decided to force chemotherapy on me. I should have had the right to say no, but I didn't. I was strapped to a bed by my wrists and ankles and sedated. I woke up in the recovery room with a port surgically placed in my chest. I was outraged and felt completely violated. My phone was taken away, the hospital phone was removed from my room and even the scissors I used for art were taken. I have been locked in this hospital for a month, missing time from work, not being able to pay my bills. I couldn't celebrate Christmas and New Year's with my friends and family. I miss my cat and I miss fresh air. Having visitors is complicated, seeing my mom is limited, and I've not been able to see all of the people I'd like to. My friends are a major support; I need them. Finally, I was given an iPad. I can message my friends on Facebook, but it is nowhere near like calling a friend at night when I can't sleep or hearing someone's voice to cheer me up. This experience has been a continuous nightmare. I want the right to make my medical decisions. It's disgusting that I'm fighting for a right that I and anyone in my situation should already have. This is my life and my body, not DCF's and not the state's. I am a human — I should be able to decide if I do or don't want chemotherapy. Whether I live 17 years or 100 years should not be anyone's choice but mine. How long is a person actually supposed to live, and why? Who determines that? I care about the quality of my life, not just the quantity.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    So how do we start a fund to save this poor girl.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    Yes, very interesting movie. But in Cassandra's case, she even ran away from home and officals tracked her down like an animal so they could force the poisonous chemo treatment on her. I guess we live in the twilight-zone version of Amerika: not the home of the brave nor the land of the free.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    I read where the FDA has stopped pursuing Burzynski and allowed his treatment methodology to go to the next phase of trials. But you never know, could be a trick. They did try to steal his patents.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    Perhaps a good strategy for 17 year old Cassandra who was strapped down in the hospital and forcibly poisoned with chemo would be for her to scream at the top of her lungs, beg and plead for them to stop, AND have a friend get this on video, and let it go viral on the internet. That would be great negative publicity for the doctors, hospital, and officals involved. The tyranny of the medical mafia is all about profit and control, with no regard for life. By engaging them in this manner, their profits will suffer as the graphic video will expose their heavy-handed methods, leading adults who have a choice to think twice about using conventional treatments. Since Cassandra has also been kidnapped from her family, she has an opportunity to further inflict financial loss on her captors by having "accidents". She can "accidentally" trip, grab, pull down and thus damage very expensive medical equipment. She can perhaps have an unexpected muscle spasm as the nurse carries the tray with the chemo drugs such that they are dropped and the vials broken, forcing an expensive Hazmat cleanup operation. If she is in a foster home, she could "accidentally" forget to turn off the water, overflowing a bathtub causing flood damage, "accidentally" trip and destroy an expensive TV, etc. If enough of this behavior is adopted by the medical kidnap victims, the financial incentive will not exist and the situation will in fact become a financial liability, which hopefully will be enough to keep the perpetrators at bay. This is not merely an isolated dispute between perhaps an ill-informed family and knowledgeable, well-intentioned doctors and public officials, but it is in fact rather a single battle among many in an outright war between families and the medical mafia for absolute control over citizen's lives -- a direct assault of liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    I've done some reading about the Gerson Therapy and also watched Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business. They both have one thing in common – the industry has tried to suppress them. The Gerson clinic is based in Mexico and to my knowledge Burzynski is not allowed any new patients. The curtain of deception is all around us, the conventional cancer treatment industry is a disease spreading its greed like a plaque. The cure lies within people's awareness of such corruption and work together towards a humanistic approach, because right now we're all just for profit.
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    I wish I knew how to get in touch with them. I want to tell them to watch the documentary film called Thrive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEV5AFFcZ-s There has been cures for cancer for years. In the beginning its kinda boring but then it gets really really good! I recommend EVERYBODY watch this film!
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Sides with DCF, Girl to Remain in Custody for Forced Chemotherapy

    This is so sad....sad, sad, sad. When our own government puts our lives at risk for the sake of the almighty dollar?? And these doctors? They all took an oath to do no harm? Really? If someone starts a legal fund for this...please let me know!!! I should think that with all the evidence, reports, and doctors coming forward with the truth on all this...why hasn't a legal fund been set up to help people? Nation wide?