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Grandparents get custody of boy as Florida parents fight chemotherapy treatment

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Posted at 10:46 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 10:46:19-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge ruled that a 3-year-old Florida boy will be turned over to his maternal grandparents while his parents are involved in a legal battle over his cancer treatment.

Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball want to treat Noah McAdams with natural remedies. When they failed to show up for his scheduled chemotherapy treatment, Florida authorities issued an endangered child alert. The family was tracked down in Kentucky and the boy was returned to Tampa.

Judge Lisa Campbell said Thursday that Noah will not resume treatment yet. She must still decide whether the parents are within their legal rights to decline chemotherapy.

Noah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia April 4.

The Tampa Bay Times reports McAdams testified Noah is being treated with CBD oil, fresh foods, and alkaline water.