OREGON CITY, Ore. — A couple from a Clackamas County faith-healing church will get temporary custody of their child, who was taken away by the state as they face mistreatment charges.
They are accused of allowing a mass of blood vessels to grow over her eye, jeopardizing her vision. The Wylands are members of the Followers of Christ church, which relies on faith-healing rituals to treat illness instead of medical care.
Conditions imposed by Judge Douglas Van Dyk included daily medication and contact with a nursing staff over Skype. A court clerk said that the judge ordered the couple to seek treatment if necessary.