A 14-year-old girl died of widespread cancer. Her parents accused of treating her with honey

A 14-year-old girl died of widespread cancer.  Her parents accused of treating her with honey

In Austria, a 14-year-old girl suffering from foot cancer was treated by “healers” who gave her honey and cloves. His parents are now being prosecuted.

A 14-year-old girl died of widespread cancer in Austria last year. Her health deteriorated as her parents treated her with the help of “healers”. They gave him cloves, ginger, cinnamon and honey, among other things, as treatment.

Died of generalized cancer at the age of 14

As her health worsened, the young girl was hospitalized in February 2023. According to the Austrian media Blickthe young girl lost a lot of weight in a short time, she suffers from swallowing problemsdifficulty breathing” and “signs of paralysis”.

A few days after being admitted to the hospital, she finally died. If the story is reported in the Austrian newspapers, it is because her parents are being prosecuted, a little over a year after the death of their daughter. They are accused of having inflicted “physical suffering” on their daughter, who remained “helpless because of his infirmity and illness“.

Justice also accuses the parents of not having it “adequately informed about their illness, its progress and treatment options“. The “healers” defend themselves by saying that they “recommended hospitalization” of the young girl, but they will still have to explain themselves to the judges.

Dr Gérald Kierzek: “Complementary medicine must never replace allopathic medicine”

If the parents’ lawyer defends them by advancing the maturity of the young girl, “very assertive and confident” et “already capable of making decisions from a legal point of view at the time“, Dr Gérald Kierzek, emergency doctor and medical director of TipsForWomens speaks of “failure to assist anyone in danger”.

This story is unfortunately a caricature of the charlatanism that can be rampant everywhere. It must once again be remembered that complementary medicine, called integrative, must complement allopathic medicine and above all not replace it, particularly in serious pathologies, such as cancer, otherwise it is criminal.“.

Still according to the parents’ lawyer, the young girl refused to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy, arguing that it was a “carefully considered and personal decision“For Dr. Gérald Kierzek, this is a real loss of opportunity, because “According to the World Health Organization, 80% of children recover from cancer.

We can understand the despair this couple experienced when they learned of their daughter’s illness, but this terrible therapeutic decision led to her death, especially since the cancers in childrentake care of themselves quite well” he concludes.