Letter to the Editor Caller Times
I have the deepest feelings of sadness for Katie Wernecke and her family. We, too, were hit with emotional news that our 13-year-old daughter had cancer. Decisions are thrown at you as to what could be done to save them, but no one will actually say what really needs to happen. We had full trust in the oncology department at Driscoll Children's Hospital.
Our daughter went through grueling chemo treatments and surgeries to save her life. She needed her family beside her all the way. Even though she lost her fight against cancer, her family was there to help her with the battle.
Letting strangers go through little Katie's chemo treatments really bothers me a lot. This case is not being treated seriously. This is a life and death situation. Cancer does kill. As we have witnessed in our house. That little girl needs her family now more than she will ever need them.
I read an article in USA Today that is very disturbing. The article states that the child welfare system removed a child from her parents when her parents refused to allow the doctors to proceed with radiation treatment for the child's cancer. I believe that should be a parent's right. This should not become a state fight. That is the problem with our country today. Government has taken all of the parental rights away from parents and our children are running wild. This is deplorable. There are other kids that need rescuing.