Saturday, December 21, 2013

Teen Taken From Parents to Spend Christmas in Psych Ward

There is a case from Connecticut (being heard in Boston) where a teen, Justina Pelletier, has been taken from her parents by child protection authorities - ten months ago! And now the decision on whether to rightfully return her to her parents has been delayed until January 10, 2014 at the earliest.

This should serve as a wake up call to all parents, but especially those with special needs children.

As far as I can tell, Justina's parents are guilty; guilty of following her doctor's guidance and treatment guidelines for Mitochondrial Disease. This is a complex disease.

One thing I am certain of; spending Christmas in a hospital psychiatric ward cannot possibly be in the best interest of Justina.

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