Makayla Sault, girl who was allowed to refuse chemo for leukemia by Children’s Aid is dead

Makayla Sault, the 11-year-old girl who refused chemotherapy to pursue traditional indigenous medicine and other alternative treatments, has died.

She died Monday after suffering a stroke Sunday.

“Surrounded by the love and support of her family, her community and her nation … Makayla completed her course. She is now safely in the arms of Jesus,” her family said in a statement published by the Two Row Times.

The girl’s case made national headlines and ignited a debate about the validity of indigenous medicine and the rights of children to choose their own treatment.

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