Quack fleeces terminally ill with Vitamin C
This is a terrible position to be in and I really feel for Kurt. He has terminal leukaemia and chemo has failed. You can understand the family being in a desperate place. It's abhorrent that people are willing to take advantage of someones desperation like this though.
Kurt is receiving Vitamin C intravenously.
I'm not going to rant about the treatment, the lack of evidence, the cost (that is crippling the family)... Hit the article and jump in to the comments. The more voices we have telling them that it's wasted money the more likely it'll be that they put the money towards something more worth while.
What I will comment on is the total fail of the reporter.
They start by saying that the treatment is "relatively unknown". Later in the article they say "Using high doses of vitamin C as a cancer treatment has been debated for decades" which is an odd thing for something relatively unknown.
Filiga is being treated at the Karanga Health Centre. His doctor, Tessa Jones, said many doctors were unaware of the vitamin C treatment because it was not taught at undergraduate level.
I think this is likely due to that fact that there are no studies that show that it works. Personally I'd prefer my medical professionals to be trained in evidence based medicine. Wouldn't you?
Shaun Holt is given lip service but it doesn't appear that the reporter asked the family what they thought of what he had to say on it.