Hauser case parallels one in Utah in 2003

Daniel Hauser
Daniel Hauser, 13, has Hodgkin's lymphoma, but has left his Sleepy Eye, Minn. home with his mother Colleen rather than undergo court-ordered chemotherapy.
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Authorities believe Colleen and Daniel Hauser are headed to Mexico. The mother and son failed to appear in court Tuesday, after a judge ordered Daniel Hauser to undergo chemotherapy for his Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer, and police around the country are on the lookout for them.

While the there are some key differences, the Hauser's situation has a number of parallels with a 2003 case in Utah.

Courts there ordered the family of 12-year-old Parker Jensen to seek chemotherapy for what was believed to be a deadly form of cancer. The Jensens fought back.

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