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Neon Roberts: who owns his body?

by | 21st, December 2012

WHO owns your body? Neon Roberts has had brain cancer. He’s 7 years old. The first tumour was removed in October 2012. His mother, divorcee Sally Roberts, doesn’t want him to undergo radiotherapy. She thinks chemotherapy might be enough to prevent the return of his medulloblastoma.

Then his cancer came back. Surgery was scheduled. Treatment arranged. Ms Robert went into hiding. She was adamant that she did not want Neon to have radiotherapy.

Side-effects of radiotherapy include reduced IQ, infertility, stunted growth and further tumours.

On December 19, Neon underwent more surgery:

The Times  recalls Ms Roberts’ time on the run:

She drove him to the home of a friend in West Sussex, who runs a centre offering alternative treatment in the form of oxygen therapy for people who have suffered brain injuries. Police raided the house in the early hours of Thursday. Roberts said she opened her bedroom door to find four officers shining a torch in her face.

Ms Roberts read of the Hufeland Klinik , in Germany. It says that “dissatisfaction with the range of treatments offered by orthodox medicine has grown among patients and many of the doctors treating them”.

Body, mind and soul are directly connected and form a harmonious whole. This is what many people feel, what latest science prooves and these are the principles we have been following here at Hufeland Clinic since 1985. Therefore we do not reduce chronic diseases – even serious deseases like cancer – to the effects on your organs or body, but – in both prevention and therapy – rely on concepts which consequently integrate the patient’s feelings and thoughts.

Support the immunesystem, don’t destroy: This is the maxim of our founder, Dr. med. Wolfgang Wöppel. An infinitely valid principle of a gentle, holistic therapy. We use this therapy to strenghten the body’s defence and healing powers and have already achieved amazing success where other methods have long failed.

Ms Roberts says:

“It’s about assisting the body with nutrients when the system has been undermined. I’m going to start an appeal soon. Cancer is a very expensive industry.”

Kevin Wright is sympathetic to her thinking. He’s the founder of Kict Kids in Cancer Treatment.

It says:

Some foods feed cancers while other foods fight cancers.

And:

Here at KICT we know that every child has the potential to beat their illness if every weapon available to us is used. These weapons can be as wide ranging as cutting edge laser surgical techniques to simple dietry and lifestyle changes, from the latest gene therapies to simply finding and removing possible causes.
Unfortunately many of these treatments are not available through the National Health Service and cost more than most families can afford.

Mr Wright’s group has funded Roberts’s legal case. He tells the Times :

“There are children being brain damaged by radiation. Doctors do not produce research when asked, they just follow protocol.”

The matter reached the High Court.

There, a doctor warned:

“With no further treatment for medulloblastoma . . . it is highly, highly likely that he would die, and would die over a relatively short period of time. I believe it would be ethically wrong for that to take place.” The judge said: “Putting all those risks in the balance, against the expected gains, in the unhappy position he now finds himself, I am quite satisfied that surgery is in his best interests. We do not have the luxury of time.”

The court heard that Neon’s chance of living for five years has reduced from 80 per cent to 67 per cent due to the delays to his treatment.

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