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About Justina Pelletier and #FreeJustina
Justina Pelletier, a 15-year-old who was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease at Tufts Medical Center, has been taken from her family by the State of Massachusetts. On Feb 10,2013 her parents took her to the Boston Children's Hospital for the flu, where a team of doctors decided she did not have the disease previously diagnosed but instead has a mental illness called Somatoform Disorder. This diagnosis basically means it's all in her head.
The hospital has accused her parents of child abuse and has kept her in a locked psych ward for almost a year, not providing her with the proper treatment for her condition. During her stay she was denied medical care for Mitochondrial Disease, denied an education, denied her Freedom of Religion and given a one hour supervised visit with her family each week. A judge placed a gag order on the parties involved and has ordered Justina to foster care. The father, Lou Pelletier, has spoken out about this outrageous case and was threatened to be charged with contempt.
Judge Joseph Johnston has removed the gag order and all contempt charges Mr. Pelletier was facing and ordered Justina back to the care of Tufts Medical Center. However things are not always what they seem. Few efforts have been made to return Justina back to her home state of Connecticut and her family. Every attempt to rectify this situation by local Representatives has been stopped all while Justina has remained under DCF care for 13 months and counting.
This Monday March 17th Judge Joseph Johnston is expected to make a final custody ruling regarding Justina. We the People want to make our voices heard. Please join us as as we say #FreeJustina.
More information is available here:
Justice For Justina: http://www.justiceforjustina.com
Boston Children's Hospital Guidelines of care? http://postimg.org/image/putaa33y7/5aaa54e9/
MA Governor Deval Patrick @massGovernor (617)725-4005
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy. @GovMalloyOffice (860)566-4840
Supreme Judicial Court's Public Information Office (617)557-1114
Department of Children and Families Central Office (617)748-2000
or email the Commissioner at: email@example.com
CT Department of Children and Families @CTDCF (800) 842-2288
Boston Children's Hospital Patient Relations @BostonChildrens (617)355-7673
Alec Loftus @akloftus Comms Director to the Secretary of Health 7 Human Services in MA.
“Bottom line is, my daughter’s life is now at stake.” -Lou Pelletier
You can help! http://tinyurl.com/qyrucgc #FreeJustina
The trailer of the Dr. Phil featuring the family of Justina Pelletier. It will air Monday, March 17. #FreeJustina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtI4Iumr6TY
Justina Pelletier Speaks Out: “I Feel Like a Prisoner” http://tinyurl.com/n4qe34z #FreeJustina
@MassGovernor As a #CivilRights attorney and as Governor you know the rights she has been denied. #FreeJustina
@RepDavidLinsky #JudgeJosephJohnston returned her care to Tufts. You killed resolution sending her home. Why? #FreeJustina
Call DCF is in full swing! Give them a ring to #FreeJustina: @CTDCF 860-550-6300, Mass DCF 617-748-2000. pic.twitter.com/i7kkG0Pilp
If you are able to join for Prayer Vigil At The Courthouse on Monday 3/17 12:30 - 1:30 #FreeJustina https://www.facebook.com/events/266229923545528/
Judge approves shifting of teen’s care to Tufts-led team by @BostonGlobe http://tinyurl.com/p5trfsr but still not released #FreeJustina
Boston Childrens Hospital to be Investigated by the MA Dept of Public Health Over Justina Pelletier http://tinyurl.com/ptvk649 #FreeJustina
Olga Roche head of #DCF said “I absolutely feel very strongly that I am the person right now” http://t.co/eNpzWbCZq3 #FreeJustina
Are our voices loud enough for you yet @MassGovernor ? 1) #FreeJustina 2) Fire #OlgaRoche or Forget the White House pic.twitter.com/nJ887Rji2u
We are still here @massGovernor and we will not be silenced until you #FreeJustina pic.twitter.com/cYTW4xoE8M
Does it look like @BostonChildrens has been taking proper care of Justina for the past 13 months? pic.twitter.com/2a1mwml3A0 #FreeJustina
One politician stopped a resolution to #FreeJustina and that was @RepDavidLinsky the people know what you did, why? http://tinyurl.com/pme2rnb
The 15 yr old girl in the middle in blue is #JustinaPelletier All we ask is that #DCF #FreeJustina to her family pic.twitter.com/wKr4FQu2ax
Every child deserves a champion #FreeJustina pic.twitter.com/D8tA23fusU
Olga Roche is the head of #DCF who is responsible for the 13 month captivity of #JustinaPelletier #FREEJUSTINA pic.twitter.com/qSl79SMiyG
"..in her field have a name for this aggressive legal-medical maneuver. They call it a ‘parent-ectomy.’”http://tinyurl.com/kemhtw6 #FreeJustina
Vigil for Justina on March 17th, at 12:30 P.M. at the Suffolk Juvenile Court, 24 New Chardon St., Boston http://JusticeForJustina.com #FreeJustina
Have you heard about #JustinaPelletier ? Want to know who it is we are talking about? --> http://tinyurl.com/m2vvbz9 <-- #FreeJustina
DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT AT A BOSTON area UNIVERSITY? Ask them to tweet their peers & come to vigil Monday and SAVE A GIRLS LIFE! #FreeJustina
New Law Bans Forced Psychiatric Drugging Of Children - http://t.co/p1gFNhQ4nI "Prohibition on Mandatory Medication Amendment" #FreeJustina
If you can attend this rally - please make plans. So important. Save a child. #FreeJustina pic.twitter.com/WQrrPNLCRA
Understand it could be any child taken from their family. Our focus remains to #FreeJustina & every child wrongfully kidnapped by the system
Don't forget to call DCF tomorrow morning before scheduled court pic.twitter.com/GjBv1SFH3A
Can’t take a stand for rights if you don't know what they are! Spread awareness: http://tinyurl.com/ntbzkad #CDR #FreeJustina
@massGovernor Please rectify a terrible mistake that becomes more horrific with time and inaction! #FreeJustina
Why must a helpless child be punished for a medical dispute between two hospitals?! #DCF #FreeJustina
The longer this travesty drags on, the more damage to the reputations of the Commonwealth, #DCF, @BostonChildrens #FreeJustina
@massGovernor & #DCF TODAY please begin making things right with Justina Pelletier and her parents! #FreeJustina
#JudgeJosephJohnston Please return Justina Pelletier to the expert care of Dr. Mark Korson at Tufts
Parents' choice of treatment plan established by renowned expert at Tufts plan are guilty of MEDICAL CHILD ABUSE?! #FreeJustina
@massGovernor What will you do when the facts of Justina's state of physical deterioration are made public?
#DCF has failed #FreeJustina