Jehovah’s witness feeling better after alternative treatments

Canadian Press, Aug. 14, 2002

CALGARY — The lawyer for a 16-year-old leukemia victim who fought against blood transfusions says the girl is still battling the disease — but she appears to feel a bit better.

The girl was taken out of Canada for alternative treatments last month.

Earlier this year, the Jehovah’s Witness teen was made a temporary ward of the province and the court ordered her to receive blood transfusions, even though it was against her religion.

Officials won’t say where the girl is, but her estranged father has speculated the teen and her mother may have gone to a California clinic for treatment.

Lawyer David Gnam says the teenager has contacted him about her condition.

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