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May 19th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/19/09

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Tonight on 360°, breaking news on the search for a teenager with cancer. Daniel Hauser, 13, and his Mom are running from a court-ordered treatment for his Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doctors say he'll likely die without chemotherapy and radiation. So, why doesn't his Mom want him to get the treatment? We'll have the late breaking details on the case.

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soundoff (329 Responses)
  1. Cessy, Chicago

    goodnight, everyone. be safe!

    May 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Rebekah

    LOVE all the dog stuff tonite! a very nice "upper" for all the "downers" we've heard about lately =)

    have a great rest-of-the-night everyone!

    See ya tomorrow evening Anderson, Erica

    May 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Isabel

    Good night, Anderson and Erica!!
    Good night, David (Indiana) and everyone

    See you tomorrow ... I hope so! 🙂

    May 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Alex (Aliso Viejo)

    Ok, I already said Nite but I just can't help but smile at Vick's dog and that awesome basketball playing dog. What can I say, I love dogs. One of my achilles heel. Vick's dogs deserve every ounce of love and nurturing they get. Nite again. 🙂

    May 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Mary

    My daughter died of Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1999. She developed many side effects from chemo and also an allergy from one of her chemo drugs was discovered. We researched information on holistic medicine, nutritional supplements and various tonics that were advertised as cancer cures. Believe me none of them worked and they were all scams. I think it is very shameful that these snake oil salesman will exploit the very ill and their familes with false claims and hope. She did eventually try a different chemo regimen, but valuable time was lost by trying those phony cures that the charlatans were promoting. I think this is an area where our government should get involved. Those vultures should not be allowed to dupe very ill people with their false claims and charge exorbitant amounts for their products. .

    May 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Love the shot! Goodnight everyone. Peace to all of you and yours.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G, Edurrado (Ed Henry) and my friend twitter/facebook bloggers!!!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you on Thursday night!!!
    Day of the shot with I love James L to shoot a basketball 3 points!! and doggy too!!! great shot!!!!!!!!! Love it! LOL!

    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you Thursday night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Lance Gayhart

    The primary concern I have on the issue of the court ordering treatment is the cost of treatment. Is the court going to somehow provide assistance for the cost? Although they may have to live with the consequences of losing Daniel, they apparently have resigned themselves to that. Therefore forcing someone to go bankrupt is not really acceptable.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Isabel

    Good night, Anderson and Erica!!

    Today, unfortunately, I came in late in the liveblog, but tomorrow I will be at home

    Good night, friends, bloggers!
    Good night, David, Indiana

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night, people!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Isabel

    smart dog!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Lori from IL

    Basketball is such a great game! Love the dog - thanks for the smile.

    Good night all --

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Adam, Mesa AZ

    At what age do you say when a child can or cannot decide what to do to his or her body whether or not its life threatening. It's up to the child or family, regardless of ones religious or political standing.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Isabel

    Anderson,

    It was lovely and adorable to see you with the dog ... You are cute!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. starr formerly known as vincent

    Wow, time really flew by tonight – so many different, but important topics. The blog is on fire with many opinions.

    Thank you Anderson and 36 team & reporters, panelists for another informative show. Good night to all of you.

    Good night fellow bloggers, excellent remarks tonight.

    Loved the dog story, of course. The shot "shot" was astonishing!

    Congrats Erica for trumping Anderson! You guys are great!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Fred, Ontario, canada

    I think that the story about the young lad that needs chemotherapy,

    that there should be a site designed too help pay for his treatment..

    I people pitched in for treatment, that might end this quicker and the mother will agree with the husband for the treatment..

    Here's hoping he'll go for the treatment.. I have a friend that went through it and is fully recovered and able too work ..

    I also have a Mother that responded well with treament....

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Rebekah

    @Adriana – i've heard he has a dog named Molly....

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Joyce Delgado EL Mirage,AZ

    Good night Anderson. Get some rest

    May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    tis a sad time when 360 must end, but hope you guys have a wonderful night/early morning! 😀 Wednesday, middle of the week!

    "See" yah's!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Adriana

    Yes, Jhumpa looked wonderful...Does Anderson have a dog?

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  21. LisaL - Canada

    that was cute! feeding the dog cheese.
    btw anderson – you have very nice hands

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Jacqueline, NY

    Will the court be picking up the tab as well for the boy's treatment?

    May 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Lori from IL

    For the most part, I believe parents should be allowed to make decisions on behalf of their children - however, that being said, one doesn't need a license to be a parent and I believe sometimes authorities do need to step in to protect children. We need to protect those who don't have a voice.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good night all! Have a great evening! and a Wonderful Tomorrow! 🙂

    May 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    @ starr

    True, but not with people who have a lot of pride. Pride can be daugerous to one health.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Peony, Sebastopol, CA

    A choice to utilize natural herbs and medicines is not a crime. Western medicine is a philosophy followed by those that want to treat the symptoms and not comprehend the underlying cause of the symptoms. Thankfully I have found Eastern and natural medicine in my life and am 1000 times healthier than I ever was seeking health care from Westernized medical providers. The government should stay out of the raising of this child. Cancer treatment is still experimental and is not a cure, it is a laboratory that gives doctors and hospitals millions of dollars with no guarantee to the patient. The government should not have the right to push their personal healthcare preferences on others. This is like telling us what political party to vote for or what car to purchase. There is no right answer for everyone. The courts should spend their time gettting real criminals off the streets.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  27. ericacnn

    Jhumpa (not sure on the spelling of her name!) was so sweet. A wonderful dog.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Myrtle

    The parents should not "impose" their religious beliefs on their child. As for letting him decide. How moronic is that. Of course he will side with his parents and believe what they have brainwashed him to believe. It is child abuse to refuse to give a child medical treatment. We had a similar case in Saskatchewan, Canada. Parents refused chemo treatment, ministry apprehended, parents took child to Mexico for alternative treatment, child died shortly after.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Miss J

    I would love to have a $150,000 designer wardrobe. That would cheer me up for a while.

    May 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
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