The answer is to find a doctor who believes in standard medical therapy, who has a good rapport with the boy and his family and is open to working with them to allow them to pursue their ideas about healing, in conjunction with standard medical treatment for cancer.If the state had not intervened, the boy would have continued on herb tea and prayers, on to nearly certain death. Meanwhile, the boy is able to feel that he's won:
That is exactly what happened today in the courtroom. Judge Glen Tyler announced that the state and the family had reached an agreement to let Abraham be treated by an oncologist who will work with them and be as flexible as possible about Abraham’s care. The regimen won't include chemotherapy, but might involve radiation.
"I'm very happy about today. I'm very happy about this outcome. We won. We got our freedom back."