Cancer-stricken Minnesota teen, mother return home on their own
Video courtesy Asgaard Media
The weeklong search for Daniel Hauser — the 13-year-old refusing court-ordered chemotherapy — came to an end Monday when Brown County authorities announced he and his mother were back in Minnesota.
The mother and son received help from California attorney Jennifer Keller, who contacted authorities Sunday and told them the Hausers were ready to return home from the Los Angeles area.
The Hausers had skipped a court hearing in New Ulm over Daniel's treatment last Tuesday and apparently had been trying to reach Mexico in search of alternative treatments for his cancer. Their absence touched off a nationwide search that eventually involved the FBI, federal customs agents and other law enforcement agencies in California.
A California media company provided a charter flight to the Hausers, who reached New Ulm at 3 a.m. Monday. They reunited with Daniel's father, Anthony, and the rest of their family at their farm outside Sleepy Eye. Daniel was then taken by county officials, along with his mother, to a Twin Cities hospital to determine the severity of his cancer, according to county officials and the Hausers' attorney. He was expected home later in the day, but his whereabouts late Monday were unclear.
The media company, Asgaard, also distributed video of the mother and son in which both tried to explain their resistance to the chemotherapy that doctors believe is needed to save Daniel's life.
Daniel was diagnosed with cancer in January and received one