A child affected by CANCER has been removed from the attention of his parents after they rejected medical rescue treatment for herbal remedies, authorities said the night before.
Child care officials took Joshua "Noah" McAdams, three, to state custody Monday nine days after doctors in Florida alerted police that "necessary" chemotherapy was missed last month.
Joshua McAdams, 27, and Taylor Bland-Ball, 22, and the love of Little Noah, were also arrested after being traced to an address in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Apparently, the family had fled their home in Tampa Bay 850 miles away after the child protection services obtained a court order to arrest the child.
The officials took Noah, who suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, to the hospital for a check-up before being put in the clinic.
His parents have documented the battle against cancer in young children in social networks, where they have criticized medical science and promoted alternative therapy.
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Mama Taylor wrote regularly criticizing the use of chemotherapy in children.
And he insisted that his son is recovering due to vitamins and a change in diet.
She wrote on April 16, 12 days after revealing her son's cancer diagnosis: "We left that hospital, with no cancer cells to spare."
"For those who asked for it, we did two rounds of chemotherapy, specifically vincristine because they can get an order from the medical court to force him to do it anyway for a child with his diagnosis."
Taylor added: "We also use rosemary, vitamin B complex, including B17, (and a) a completely alkaline diet."
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The night before, Bland confirmed that his son had been placed in protective custody and thanked friends for their support.
But she insisted that her only crime is wanting a "biologically sound" treatment for him.
She said: "We're fine. They're taking Noah.
"We are on our way back to Florida tonight, thank you very much for your support.
"Our hearts are shattered and all we want is for our child to receive a HEALTHY, BIOLOGICALLY SOLID TREATMENT.
"Do not neglect yourself here, since your levels are the best they've had and still do not have cancer after two weeks without chemotherapy, it's a surprise!
"Thanks for being with us!"
Although the parents oppose the doctors' evaluations and the best interests of the child, the case of poor Noah has been defended by groups of individual liberties.
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The Florida Freedom Alliance said: "Noah's mother is passionate about natural health and is aware of the dangers of pharmaceutical interventions, especially if it is not necessary.
"Their desire to seek alternative care resulted in a medical abduction orchestrated by the Child Protection Services."
A campaign has even been established for parents, which has so far raised more than $ 8,000 (£ 6,130).
And supporters have bombed the Facebook page of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, where news about the arrest of the parents was posted.
Among the thousands of comments, Chellie Anne wrote: "SET THEM FREE, they are not criminals.
"They are beautiful loving parents who have done nothing more than take care of their child and respect the doctor's wishes all the time."
But others were skeptical of the parents' claims that Noah could be cancer-free after only 12 days.
Amanda Roberts wrote: "Not seeing cancer in the images does not mean that someone is cancer free.
"Also, none of the people here are oncologists either."
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The police initially warned that dad Joshua could be armed and dangerous when the family disappeared for the first time.
He is believed to have several rifles, police said.
McAdams and Bland face child negligence charges when they are later charged.
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