"If we do chemotherapy and she would happen to die, she would probably suffer more than if we would do it this way and she would happen to die."Right after that, in the linked Daily News article, there's a photograph of a horse-drawn hay wagon. I don't think they "took off... for Central America" by power of horse. And this sounds less like religion than like an ordinary, unscientific belief in alternative medicine.
A court last month sided with the children’s hospital and appointed a guardian to make medical decisions for Sarah. Days before the ruling, the family took off from the small Amish community in Spencer, Ohio and headed for Central America to pursue holistic methods at a natural cancer treatment center.
November 30, 2013
Says the Amish man, who is hiding his daughter, who has lymphoblastic lymphoma.