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Chemo For Boy Who Fled Cancer Treatment

(AP/The Star Tribune, K. Harkness)

Daniel Hauser, 13, in New Ulm, Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (CBS/AP) A court-ordered round of chemotherapy is set Thursday for Daniel Hauser, the 13-year-old Minnesota boy who went on the run with his mother rather than undergo chemo.

Hauser, of rural Sleepy Eye, met Wednesday with cancer specialists at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Family attorney Calvin Johnson tells the Star Tribune that the hospital "welcomed Danny and his mom with open loving arms."

Daniel has Hodgkin's lymphoma. He received a single treatment of chemotherapy in February, but stopped after enduring the harsh side effects. The family prefers natural healing practices suggested by a religious group called the Nemenhah Band, which says it follows American Indian beliefs.

After Daniel and his mother returned to Minnesota this week, both his parents told a judge they will let Daniel undergo chemotherapy.

Read More about the Nemenhah Band religious group at The Columbia Tribune.
  • Ryan Smith

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