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    15 year old girl taken from parents by hospital/DCF who allege that girl does not have mito, but rather pysch illness. DCF placed her in psych ward where she has remained for 9 months. Parents allege kidnapping. This is actually NOT uncommon---has happened across the US for years, due, in part, to the nature of mitochondrial disease which is difficult to dx, and easy to "fake" by parents. Doctors/hospitals worry about MSBP, malingering and over-medicalization. Where is the truth here?

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      Custody of Justina Pelletier awarded to Mass. through May - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

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      Boston’s Children’s Hospital has taken custody of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier, against her parents’ will. The teen has been there for nine months now. Read more: Follow us: @BenSwann_ on Twitter

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      Justina Pelletier - parents lose custody of child after disagreeing with doctors' diagnosis. #preppertalk

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      Hospital Holds West Hartford Girl For 9 Months After Parents Argue Diagnosis ---- KEPT HER BECAUSE HOSPITAL DISAGREED WITH ORIGINAL DIAGNOSIS ...

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      Lou Pelletier: Justina dying under care of Massachusetts - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston SHARE AND EXPOSE THE CORRUPTION IN MASSACHUSETTES

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      Hospital Holds Teen For 9 Months, Won’t Let Parents Take Her Home Read more: Follow us: @BenSwann_ on Twitter

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      Glenn Beck Explodes Over Latest Developments in Case of Boston Hospital Holding Teen Against Parents’ Will

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      Hospital Holds West Hartford Girl For 9 Months After Parents Argue Diagnosis It’s a medical “mystery” that has left a Connecticut family baffled and heartbroken. After a long history of medical problems, a West Hartford teenager is now “trapped” inside a hospital with seemingly no way out. Fox CT spent the past few months investigating the emotional case. It has been a bitter custody battle, and nine months after it started, it’s still going on.

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