A Florida mother is denying she neglected her son after refusing to treat her son’s cancer with chemotherapy. Taylor Bland-Ball says she took her son Noah to Kentucky for a second opinion. The mother alleges her son is not battling cancer and is completely healthy.
Earlier this week, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office issued a missing and endangered child alert for her son Noah. Taylor and her partner Joshua McAdams fled Florida to prevent their son from receiving life-saving chemotherapy.
Noah is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia which requires aggressive treatment to ensure survival. After undergoing only two rounds of chemotherapy, his parents decided he no longer had cancer. Additionally, they planned to keep him in remission through the use of unregulated supplements, cyanide, and juice.
In an update on Facebook, Taylor’s business partner “Desirae Sarah” provided an update on the family. According to Desirae, Noah does not have cancer. Rather, the three-year-old is cancer free and the government wants “money and broken immune systems.”
“I just spoke to this beautiful lady and was asked to share an update! They are currently in KY in a hospital. Taylor, Joshua, and Noah together. Noah had all his levels tested and they came back ABOVE AVERAGE. He is THRIVING and get this – CANCER FREE.
Contrary to what the police officers have been stating, he does NOT have cancer and does NOT need “critical” treatment. The government just wants money and broken immune systems.”
Then hours later, Taylor shared her own update with her friends. She admitted that the state was removing Noah from her custody. The mother also complained about the hospital caring for Noah in Kentucky.
“My sweet little man, he got to rest on my chest for a nap one last time before they escorted us from the hospital.. After we complained about the fact that they put his hospital band on so tight it cut off his circulation, we found an old bloody syringe under his bed, a sharp random screw in front of his door and the bathrooms were left with urine and feces on the floor for hours after we mentioned it.
These are the providers we are supposed to blindly hail to, to care for our baby. We shouldnt ask questions. We shouldn’t seek second opinions. Because that’s neglect.”
Next, the mother accused John’s Hopkins Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida of neglect and poor quality of care. She complained that nurses were unattentive and his hospital room was never properly cleaned.
“Just wait until we can tell you about all the neglect at Johns Hopkins All Childrens in St Pete, where they are escorting them to currently with no one to properly care and attend to and love him as we would. Where nurses take hours to answer to an occulated IV, if no one is on top of them.
Where you have to ask to have your room cleaned properly, despite your childs immunity being compromised. And thats just the tip of the iceberg.”
Taylor went on to say that Noah would be transferred back to Florida to continue his treatment. Once in Florida, Taylor and Joshua will appear in a Hillsborough County Court to answer to charges of child neglect.
She ended the update by reminding her followers that she cares about her son. In fact, she measures all his food, supplements, and medications that enter his body.
“This is the face of a mother that hasnt slept in over 24 hours because a security guard hovered over her and her childs sleeping space all night. A mother that was incredibly concerned about the quality of the hospital we were stuck at.”
The mother is setting the stage for a case of “medical kidnapping.” A wild conspiracy spread by anti-vaxxers and sovereign citizens who believe parents have a right to deny their children medical care.
A mother that takes note of every single food item, supplement, medication, and drink that enters this boys body and every lab result that they take from his blood. A mother that cried all day but had to mask the tears to prevent her son from getting stressed and scared. Does that sound neglectful and dangerous to you?”
She failed to mention that her planned treatment for Noah’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia included cyanide, enemas, juice, grapefruit, vitamins, and colloidal silver.
Taylor consistently points out that her child is “cancer-free.” However, ALL is an aggressive form of cancer that lives in the blood and bone marrow of children. Most children enter remission within the first month of treatment. Doctors do not declare a child cancer-free or “cured” until the child has gone 10-years without a relapse.
Relapse in ALL is prevalent which is why standard care of the disease requires 2-3 years of chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants. Without continued cancer treatment by an oncologist, children will die from the disease.
Doctors and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office did the right thing by intervening in this child’s care. If the county left Noah’s medical care up to Taylor, he would be dead by the summer.
Despite her claims, Noah has not been medically kidnapped. Parents do not have the right to deny their children life-saving medication. Thankfully for Noah, the state and county care more about his survival than his mother.
Finally, Taylor and Joshua announced their arrival at the court in Tampa. They are facing charges of child neglect. As soon as details become available, I will update.
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*Katie Joy is a columnist and hosts Without A Crystal Ball on Patheos Non-Religious Channel. She writes articles on parenting, disability advocacy, debunking pseudoscience, atheism, and crimes against women and children.
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