Everyone wants what's best for Mazerrati Mitchell, 16, the Chichester High School student hospitalized since last week with a bruised spine that he suffered during wrestling practice.
But what is best for "Maz"? And who decides? The government or his naturopath parents?
Vermell and Jack Mitchell were back in court yesterday, trying to block doctors at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from performing surgery on their son.
The Boothwyn parents of eight children say that Mazerrati, who was briefly paralyzed last Tuesday after his head collided with another wrestler's, doesn't need or want extensive treatment and can be healed with noninvasive procedures and natural remedies such as liquid chlorophyll, slippery elm and echinacea.