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Cancer tween Katie Wernecke blogs for radiation freedom / Jossip

Fri / 10 Jun 2005
Cancer tween Katie Wernecke blogs for radiation freedom

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When the government is getting all in your cancer treatment business, what’s a little girl and her family to do? The same thing big media does when they see viewers drifting – start a blog!

Texas tween Katie Wernecke, 12, may be forced by law to begin radiation therapy for her Hodgkin’s disease, even though Katie and her parents opted not to because of unknown long-term effects.

It’s time to measure the true power of the blogosphere, folks.

The family maintains a blog entitled Pray for Katie on which her parents claim she is being used in a research project.

States the blog: “Why are the doctors doing this? Katie appears to be part of a study where they allocate kids randomly to one treatment, say standard chemo plus radiation, and chemo only in the other treatment. Parents are not informed of this. They are doing research on our kids. Collecting research money from the drug companies, I guess.”

We’re just glad this is another religion vs. science debate. And no, we will not be adding their RSS feed to our daily dose. Though she does have some home video, so maybe she can start vlogging too!

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