WINDSOR LOCKS- "Cassandra C," the 17-year-old Windsor Locks girl who made national headlines for refusing chemo therapy, is now cancer free, but she has a new fight on her hands.
While she is in remission, she still has two months of chemotherapy remaining. But the biggest battle? The fight to reunite with her mother.
Cassandra's attorney will go back to court next week to fight to allow her to return home. "Now she's at a point where she only needs treatment a few days a month, but she's in the hospital the whole time. She doesn't have visits with her mom," said assistant public defender Josh Michtom.
The Department of Children and Families said they are very pleased with Cassandra's recovery. “We had every expectation that this is where we were going to land so we’re just thrilled that she’s that much closer to continuing a long and healthy life," said DCF administrator Kristina Stevens.
Michtom said Cassandra has decided to voluntarily complete the final two months of chemotherapy, but wants to do so outside of the hospital. “The question then is, should Cassandra continue to be in DCF custody?" said Michtom.
Her case will be heard in Middletown Court on Monday, March 16.